Plea as 23-year old orphan is stuck in hospital over huge medical arrears

Saturday, June 27th, 2020 13:11 |

@Steve Umidha

Pixie Dorcas, a 23-year-old student at Nairobi Institute of Business Studies (NIBS) has been left stuck at a Nairobi hospital after failing to secure a Sh3.5million medical bill.

Dorcas, an orphan, is currently at Avenue Hospital diagnosed with clots in her chest and kidney failure – and until her admission last month, she has been battling hypertension and depression.

The hospitality and Tourism student, Dorcas is said to have once worked at Maasai Mara, according to her housemate, Christine Kangai, whom she grew up within an orphanage in Nyeri. She has been on over the counter medication.

The two stay in Embakasi She explained that she was rushed to the hospital by a neighbor. However, when they arrived in MP Shah Hospital, they were referred to Avenue as she needed specialised treatment.

“We were told she should see a psychiatrist and she was booked in Avenue hospital where she spent the night,” said Christine. After a day, she was discharged and given some drugs to take while recuperating at home. However, a few days later, she got sicker and again she was rushed back to Avenue. “This time, she was placed in the intensive Care Unit as she was unresponsive,” narrated Christine.

Pixie was in ICU for 18 days and only came out early June.  As of June 4, 2020 the bill was Sh2.6 million. By last week, the bill had jumped to Sh3.5 million.

“By the time she left ICU, her kidneys were not that good and she has been put on dialysis twice a week,” said Christine. Pixie has since been moved to the general wards but is yet to regain her full health as she is still feeding on her own.

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