Matatu reroutes to hospital after passenger develops breathing complications and collapses

By K24Tv Team On Tue, 24 Mar, 2020 19:28 | < 1 min read
A man in his 30s on Tuesday developed breathing complications and collapsed at a bus terminus in Nakuru after a 3-hour journey from Nairobi. [PHOTO | FILE]
A man in his 30s on Tuesday developed breathing complications and collapsed at a bus terminus in Nakuru after a 3-hour journey from Nairobi. [PHOTO | FILE]
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    A man in his 30s on Tuesday evening developed breathing complications and collapsed at a bus terminus in Nakuru after a 3-hour journey from Nairobi.

By Kigotho Mwangi

A man in his 30s on Tuesday evening developed breathing complications and collapsed at a bus terminus in Nakuru after a 170Km-journey from Nairobi that lasted three hours.

The man, who is suspected could be a carrier of COVID-19, was then rushed to a nearby health clinic before being transferred to the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital in critical condition.

The patient, alongside other travellers, were alighting from the 14-seater matatu at 5pm, when he developed health problems.

Nakuru County Chief Officer for Public Health, Dr. Samuel King’ori, told K24 Digital that doctors haven’t ruled out the possibility of fatigue as a reason for the traveller’s health complications.

Dr. King’ori said the patient, who is currently in stable condition, was subjected to COVID-19 tests, and is in isolation at the Nakuru Hospital awaiting results.

The public health boss further revealed to K24 Digital that two women from the county presented themselves at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital after suspecting they could have contracted coronavirus.

The women, who are in their late 20s, arrived into the country recently from India, said Dr. King’ori.

The patients, who are biological sisters, are currently quarantined at the Nakuru Hospital’s isolation ward. The results of COVID-19 tests conducted on them were yet to be out by the time we published this story.

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