KIU, Western Campus – A female doctor in Kenya has become the first COVID-19 victim among the 186 health workers who were diagnosed with the disease in the country, according to the country’s medics union, the BBC reports.
Dr Adisa Lugaliki, 38, was a consultant gynaecologist at At Nairobi South Hospital and had earlier worked at Aga Khan University Hospital. She passed away at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi.
Frontline health workers all over the globe have been exposed to COVID-19 partly due to inadequate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) but Kenya was yet to lose any health worker.
The East African country is one of the worst-hit countries on the continent with 8,975 infections and 173 deaths as of July 10.
Kenya’s neighbour Uganda has registered 22 COVID-19 positive health workers, the country’s health ministry recently announced, though it is yet to register any COVID-19 related death.
May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Additional information from Standard Media Kenya
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