Majani Josephine wins court case of over $25,000 six years after she gave birth on the floor of Bungoma Government District Hospital.

Majani Josephine wins court case of over $25,000 six years after she gave birth on the floor of Bungoma Government District Hospital.

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Abida Ali Aroni a high court Judge in Kenya at Bungoma High Court has ordered that the sum of 2.5 Million Shillings be given to Majani Josephine as compensation for the damages the Bungoma Government District Hospital inflicted on her during her delivery in 2013.

Majani Josephine gave birth on the floor in 2013 at Bungoma Government District Hospital in Kenya, due to the fact that all the beds in the hospital were all full and the was no space available for Majani Josephine; she was forced to give birth on the floor.

She told the court that she was insulted by at Bungoma Government District Hospital staff for polluting the floor of the hospital because she gave birth on the floor and the nurses abandoned and kept on insulting her during her stay at the hospital.

The Bungoma High Court Judge Abida Ali Aroni told the hospital management that they violated the right to dignity and right to health of Majani Josephine and stressed that the hospital equally failed to provide satisfactory resources for pregnant women taken into consideration that it is a government hospital.

United Nation statistics shows that in Kenya for every 100,000 women who gives birth about 480 plus dies of pregnancy related issues. This figure makes Kenya to be among the top 10 most dangerous countries for a pregnant woman to give birth.

 

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