In Kenya, doctors are mourning a colleague who died after contracting coronavirus, the country’s main medics’ union is saying.
A colleague described the medic as a “young doctor with so much to offer”.
She was a gynaecologist who was hailed by many of her patients for her professionalism.
The health ministry said at the beginning of the month that 186 health workers had tested positive for coronavirus and that no doctor had died from the virus.
Some Kenyan doctors tweeted their tributes:
Great to see #Taiwan stepping up its engagement in East #Africa in a time of such tremendous need. #Taiwan is a great partner in health, education, technical assistance, and more!https://t.co/wVej4KieZ4
— NSC (@WHNSC) July 9, 2020
COVID19 today took out a gynecologist, my good friend. We are devastate. Kindly wear masks, wash hands often with soap & water, sanitize when necessary, avoid unnecessary travel, protect the vulnerable & ask for PPE & adequate numbers of well trained health workers #RIPAdisa
— The Kenyan Gyne #HealthForAll (@simonkigondu) July 10, 2020
@kmpdu fraternity mourns the death of first doctor to succumb to COVID-19 related complications.We continue to demand all employers to fully protect their healthworkers.we all want to go home to our families safe .cc @MOH_Kenya @KenyaGovernors
— daktari ya wanawake (@femaledokta) July 10, 2020