Doreen Lugaliki becomes first Kenyan doctor to succumb to COVID-19

Doreen Lugaliki becomes first Kenyan doctor to succumb to COVID-19

Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has mourned the death of Dr. Doreen Lugaliki who has  succumbed to the new coronavirus.

In a post on social media, KMPDU said the Dr.Lugaliki contracted the virus while at work, reiterating on the need for the government to protect frontline workers.

— KMPDU (@kmpdu) July 10, 2020

Dr.Lugaliki was served as an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at The Nairobi South Hospital and had been admitted to the Aga Khan Hospital ICU unit.

The 38-year-old doctor becomes the first Kenyan doctor to succumb to the novel coronavirus.

Her colleagues led by Dr Ouma Oluga described the deceased as a diligent doctor whose best years were yet to come.

https://twitter.com/Lasterbosire/status/1281513393086779392

You enjoyed the practice of gynecology. And then you were just beginning to get deeper into the career that you loved so much.

We shall miss you dearly.

Deep Condolences to the entire medical fraternity, friends and the family. pic.twitter.com/gFV2ICBVyb

— Dr. Ouma Oluga (@fnoluga) July 10, 2020

— Andrew Suleh MD (@andrewsuleh) July 10, 2020

On Thursday, the Ministry of Health announced 447 new COVID-19 cases bringing the country’s case load closer to the 9,000 mark.