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Kenyan dies after ‘neglect’ by Chinese hospitals

Posted by Administrator on March 8, 2012

NAIROBI, Kenya Mar 8 – A Kenyan family is protesting what appears to be outright discrimination by hospitals in China which allegedly declined to treat their daughter, leading to her death.

Maureen Mayieka, a 37 year-old business woman, travelled to China on February 21 on a business trip and fell ill three days later but could not access medical treatment in three different hospitals in Guangzhou.

She was involved in the catering business in Kenya.

“Our sister had travelled to China on a business trip and she fell ill. A friend she was with said she started shivering and when she tried to get medical attention, three hospitals declined to treat her because it was at night,” her brother, Ndemo Mayieka, told journalists soon after the body arrived in Kenya on Thursday.

Maureen was a niece to former Cabinet Minister Simeon Nyachae and Information Permanent Secretary Bitange Ndemo.

“We are told the hospitals kept telling her to come back the following morning,” her brother said.

“In the morning, she again began to shiver and the friend she was with decided to go and get a doctor but by the time they came back she had already passed away,” he added.

He said after Maureen passed away, Chinese authorities did not cooperate with her friend so that the body could be taken to the mortuary.

“In fact, police even almost arrested the friend she was with. I have never heard anything like this anywhere in the world, it is just ridiculous,” he added.

Maureen was to spend a week in China and return to Nairobi last Monday.

Emotions ran high at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and at the Montezuma and Monalisa funeral home when the body arrived in Nairobi.

Maurren’s sister Esther Mayieka protested at the manner in which the body was preserved and shipped, despite the exorbitant fees paid to have it conserved properly.

“I have looked at the body and I am just shocked, it is just in a box with a cotton cloth covering her; you can only see some herbs, they did not even preserve the body properly yet they charged exorbitantly,” Esther said after viewing the body before it was preserved at the mortuary in Nairobi.

The family said it intends to lodge a formal complaint with the Chinese government through the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Nairobi.

Source: http://www.capitalfm.co.ke/news/2012/03/kenyan-dies-after-%E2%80%98neglect%E2%80%99-by-chinese-hospitals/


6 Responses to “Kenyan dies after ‘neglect’ by Chinese hospitals”

  1. POKO said

    The Chinese have no respect for Africans. We should be very worried they are overrunning the continent.

  2. Crabtree said

    Extremely sad! My heat goes to this family. By 2016, China is supposed to overtake U.S as the super-power country. It beats me how it’s gonna make it with all the disrespect of humanity! Just imagine it’s one of those chokora chinese doing the highway in Kenya who was denied medical (in Kenya) ~ Everybody from U.N. to all other nations would be payukaring and preparing another case at I.C.C. What a shame!

  3. Kingangai said

    Down with china!!!. it will never be a superpower.

  4. ITHAVETHI said

    Bezo. Chuki. Dharao. Ubaguzi. Upuuzi. Na wapatapo ya kutujengea mabarabara, mmadaraja, Tatu City, mabwawa, miradi mingine mikubwa ya nishati, wanakaribishwa kwa mioyo mikunjufu. Watuona sisi wenye ngozi nyeusi kama ni nani?

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  6. Jona said

    niko China na sio wote wako hivyo. serikali ndiyo hujaribu kuwafanya waone afrikana kama ni nyani wa mwitu na kwenye maradhi kutoka UFO! Zile vitu wanawaonyeshanga kwa tv zao kuhusu Afrika ni za kutisha kuliko racism. Hiyo sasa ni kiojo ya USA racism yenye dada wetu alipata. Mungu na amurehemu roho yake.

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