Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) management has sought the public help after a 53-year-old patient went missing on Monday.
KNH said in a statement that the patient who had been brought by the family went missing during the admission process.
According to KNH CEO Dr. Evanson Kamuri, the patient’s family reportedly left him under the hospital’s care in order to beat the daily dusk to dawn curfew.
Preliminary investigations established the patient left the Accident and Emergency area pending his transfer to the ward shortly after. KNH said they immediately contacted the patient’s next of kin and notified the police.
As of now, the whereabouts of patients are not known.
Kenyan Bulletin contacted the facility that confirmed that the matter is under police investigation.
“Our priority now is to find the patient and connect him with his family and provide appropriate healthcare, we remain committed to being a world-class patient-centered specialized care hospital,” KNH CEO told our Senior editor.
Here is the full statement
This is coming at a time that the police had helped Kenya’s most equipped medical facility trace the whereabouts of an NHIF accountant whe had been reported missing.
Grace Andeyo, NHIF accountant posted at KNH went missing on Sunday while on duty only to be recovered unconscious on Tuesday at Imara Daima.
The case is under probe by special branch detectives at Kilimani based Capitol Hill police station.