Act fast on procedure that may be harmful

The Ministry of Health should advise doctors and nurses in public hospitals appropriately in the wake of findings that using drips to rehydrate sick children can be fatal. PHOTO | FILE |

What you need to know:

  • The government should also take up the matter with the World Health Organisation, which experts say had recommended that line of treatment.
  • It should also demand greater accountability from the health body and, where possible, conduct independent investigations to test the veracity of recommended medical practices and procedures to safeguard the well-being of Kenyans.

The Ministry of Health should advise doctors and nurses in public hospitals appropriately in the wake of findings that using drips to rehydrate sick children can be fatal.

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