The Ministry of Health has mourned 28-year old Dr Stephen Mogusu who succumbed to Covid-19 related complications on Monday, December 7, 2020.
Addressing the nation on Tuesday, Ministry of Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Mercy Mwangangi termed the death as heartbreaking.
She noted that the ministry is in talks with the family to ensure they get all the help they need.
Dr Mwangagi further noted that the Ministry is also working to ensure that no more healthcare workers succumb to the deadly virus.
“Losing a 28-year-old (Dr Stephen Mogusu) is heartbreaking; we are in discussions to ensure that the family is able to get the aid they require but additionally that we are able to ensure that this isn't a situation that recurs among other healthcare workers,” she said.
Earlier today, doctors under their umbrella body the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) demanded that the government must settle the medical bill left by the late Dr Mogusu .
The doctors want the Ministry of Health to take responsibility for Dr Mogusu’s death and clear the outstanding bill which is reported to be Sh800,000.
"I have been in touch with the family and they had to fundraise for Sh200,000 as deposit for admission to the ICU. Mogusu has left behind a bill the family is not sure how to clear," KMPDU Secretary General Chibanzi Mwachonda said.
“His death and that of 12 others…We demand MoH to take full responsibility outstanding bill and compensation of families,” he added.