Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) and the health sector at large is mourning the death of Senior Pulmonologist Dr. Ndambuki Mboloi.
The late doctor is reported to have succumbed to severe COVID-19 complications which is yet to be confirmed if he contracted in the line of duty or not.
KMPDU in their request called on the government to roll out a compensation plan for frontline healthcare workers in the country.
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“The medical fraternity is once again in mourning due to the loss of a Senior Pulmonologist Dr Ndambuki Mboloi who succumbed to severe COVID-19 disease.
Condolences to the family.May his soul rest in eternal peace.GOK MUST roll out the Compensation of frontline Healthcare workers.” Said KMPDU
His death comes barely a month after Dr. Doreen Lugaliki succumbed from the virus. She was the first doctor to die from the pandemic in the country.
In August, a nurse from Homabay county died from the virus as she was receiving treatment at an Intensive Care Unit.
The government through the Ministry of Health has not once urged the need to protect frontline health workers promising to offer support including the provision of PPE’s.