Renowned obstetrician-gynaecologist Dr. Doreen Lugaliki has passed on aged 38.
Dr. Lugaliki succumbed to COVID-19 complications on Thursday at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi after being admitted at the facility for two days.
The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists’ Union (KMPDU) announced their colleague’s demise on Facebook on Friday, July 10.
“We have lost a hard working obstetrician/gynecologist, a mother, a friend and a colleague to the devastating effects of Covid-19. Our condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Doreen Lugaliki,” said KMPDU on their official Facebook page.
Dr. Lugaliki, who has been described as “extremely professional and nice” by some of her patients, was attached to Nairobi South Hospital.
Dr. Mercy Korir, who is also a TV presenter at KTN, described Dr. Doreen Lugaliki as a “young doctor with so much to offer”.
“We have lost one of our own as a doctors’ fraternity to COVID-19. A young doctor with so much to offer,” tweeted Dr. Korir on Friday.
The Ministry of Health on July 1 said 186 health workers had tested positive for coronavirus and that none had died from the virus.