Nairobi Women’s Hospital to pay patient Sh1m in records row

Nairobi Women's Hospital

The Nairobi Women's Hospital, Mombasa Branch. 

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What you need to know:

  • Justice Hedwig Ong’undi said the hospital failed to obey the law in denying the woman full access to her medical records following a stay at the facility during her pregnancy.
  • Justice Ong’undi hinged her ruling on the hospital’s explanation that it could not trace the records sought by the patient.

The High Court has ordered the Nairobi Women’s Hospital to offer a Sh1 million compensation to a former patient who was denied her medical records in the lady’s hospitilisation and the death of her newborn.

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