Five women who were detained in County hospital in Embu town after failing to raise their maternity bills have been freed to go back home.
The five who were admitted in the private hospital due to the ongoing doctor’s strike early this month and were unable to pay their bills which had escalated to Ksh 400,0000 were set free by the hospital director today’s morning.
Speaking to the pressmen the hospital director Robbert Njagi said he arrived with the decision after realizing that the women had been abandoned by their families members and they were unable to raise a coin on their own.
Njagi who also gave them fare home said the hospital was running at a loss since he was the one who was feeding the poor mothers.
He appealed to Kenyans to register and have NHIF card which will enable them to get treatment and other hospital services without any struggle.
The director also appealed to doctors to resume back to their work in order to save lives of the kenyans who need their services.
Naomi Kareche who delivered her baby through operation and later the baby died due to complications said she was neglected by her husband and family members after realizing that her bills had escalated to ksh 76000.
Cathline Wanja a mother of one who was admitted in the same hospital three weeks ago and had a normal delivery said on learning about her bill of ksh 70, 000 her husband who used to visit her frequently disappeared without saying a word and he had never come back.
The women were grateful to the hospital director who gave the hospital ambulance to escort them to their respective bus stage and later they went home.