Doctors warned over colluding with families to fake virus test results

A test kit used to determine whether someone has Covid-19. 

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What you need to know:

  • It emerged Sunday that some families convince doctors to issue reports stating that their loved ones did not die from coronavirus-related complications in order to be allowed to hold regular burials and to prevent stigmatisation.
  • While giving the virus briefing in Kisumu County, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the revelations were from the medical fraternity, with doctors exposing their colleagues for malpractice.

The Ministry of Health has put on the spot doctors in private practice said to be colluding with families to doctor or hide Covid-19 test results.

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