The woman captured on video giving birth on the floor unattended at Shalom Hospital in Athi River has come out to deny reports that she was neglected by the hospital’s staff.
Few hours after the Nursing Council of Kenya and the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union announced an array of disciplinary measures to be taken against the rogue hospital administration and the staffs present during the incident, the woman said that she was not neglected by the nurses and that it was “my fault I came late”.
The woman is also angry with the person who recorded the ugly incident saying that the staffs who were arrested as a result should be released.
“Haikukua vile mliskia huko nje… Ilikua dakika ya mwisho na hakuna kuzuia sasa nlifika hivi na hakukua otherwise. Vile nilifika hivi kwa hospitali, mtoto akatoka. So hakuna mwenye alinibeba vibaya hakuna mwenye alikua amelegea. Sasa mimi nasema mwenye ameshikwa aachiliwe. Hakuna mwenye ako na makosa,” the yet to be identified woman is quoted as saying.
The woman and the child are still at the hospital after delivery receiving post natal care and treatment and it is not clear whether the woman was forced by the hospital to deny that she was neglected.