By Brian Okoth and Mathew Ndung'u
Dr. Jackline Njoroge, the Deputy Medical Superintendent at the Thika Level 5 Hospital, has died.
Dr. Njoroge died on Saturday, November 14 at a Nairobi hospital after being ill for almost three weeks.
News of Dr. Njoroge’s death was confirmed by the Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Secretary-General Dr. Chibanzi Mwachonda.
Thika Level 5 Medical Superintendent Dr. Jesse Ngugi told K24 Digital that Dr. Njoroge succumbed to COVID-19 while receiving treatment at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital.
Persons who knew the Late Dr. Njoroge have described her as kind-hearted.
Between Friday and Saturday, four doctors, including Dr. Njoroge, lost their lives to COVID-19, said Dr. Chibanzi Mwachonda.
The other three doctors are Emarah Ashraf, Hudson Alumera and Faith Kanjiru Mbuba.
“KMPDU has convened a Special National Advisory Council meeting tomorrow, Sunday 15th November 2020 to deliberate on the way forward on the welfare, occupational safety and health of all doctors in the Republic of Kenya,” said Dr. Mwachonda in a communique to members dated Saturday, November 14.
“Meanwhile, all doctors are instructed not to risk their lives as per section 14 (2) of the Occupational Safety Health Act 2007 pending the resolutions of the special NAC meeting,” said Dr. Mwachonda.