Patients of a Hospital in the Rongo area, revealed a shocking incident after they had to sleep next to a corpse for close to eight hours.

According to a relative to one of the patients, Peter Owino, the deceased patient who was brought into the hospital critically ill died around midnight on Thursday but his corpse was not removed until 4:00pm the next day..

Speaking to Standard News, Peter said:

“We were not at ease in this room where the person died. My cousin was visibly shaken and traumatized because the body was in the bed immediately next to his,”

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According to the hospital’s Medical Officer, Mwatelah, had only one mortuary in the entire county and just two functioning ambulances..

He said:

“We always release bodies to any mortuary when there are family members involved. The ministry is yet to create a room in the hospital where we can store the dead so as to prevent fear and trauma for those still being treated,”