Home Health Doctor immortalised after dying of Covid-19 in Thika

Doctor immortalised after dying of Covid-19 in Thika

Deputy Medical Superintendent at Thika Level 5 Hospital Jacqueline Njoroge-Chokera who succumbed to Covid-19, has been immortalized at the health facility.

The doctor, who was laid to rest on Friday, November 20, was eulogized as a dedicated frontline healthcare worker and a hardworking woman.

A statement by the Department of Health Services Kiambu County indicated that in memory of Ms Njoroge’s good work, the County will name one ward at Thika Level 5 after her.

Addressing mourners in the burial ceremony, Kiambu County governor James Nyoro eulogized the fallen doctor as a brilliant young medic whose skill and kindness saw her rise through the ranks fast.

Governor Nyoro also stated that the County had enough protective gear for frontline healthcare workers.

Some of the officials attending the burial were Health Chief Officer Dr Patrick Nyaga, Chief of Staff Gibson Mburu, CEC Education Mary Kamau, officials from Equity Group, KMPDU, KPA, Kenya Power, KU Teaching and Referal Hospital, deceased’s colleagues and the general public.

Ms Njoroge contracted the deadly disease as she helped patients who had been infected.

Her allies described her as a kind-hearted and ambitious person who was always ready and willing to help.

She leaves behind two children; Adrian and Angel, and her husband, Joshua Chokera.

Kenya has lost 10 medics to the virus since last week.

On Saturday, Dr Nira Patel, a dentist and Renal Unit boss Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH)Dr Anthny Jude Were Omollo succumbed to the disease.

Doctors as well as health care workers have blamed the infections and deaths of their colleagues on the government and have since asked for audience with President Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss on the way forward in terms of the welfare of frontline healthcare workers.

The country has in the recent past experienced a constant upsurge of coronavirus infections and deaths with Kenyans being reminded and advised to continue observing the Ministry of Health guidelines in order to fight the health crisis.

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