A family from Kericho is demanding justice after their kin was mistakenly declared dead at Kapkatek Hospital.
The 32-year-old man identified as Peter Kiplangat Kigen was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday morning after he collapsed at home.
His uncle Dennis Langat said Peter, who is suffering from a stomach ailment, was checked on by a nurse who went ahead to pronounce him dead.
Peter was moved to the facility’s mortuary and attendants immediately began the process of preserving the body.
The patient however regained consciousness and wailed in pain after the attendant made an incision on his right leg in a bid to infuse formalin, according to his uncle Langat. This forced those who were around to scamper for safety thinking that the man had ‘resurrected’.
The morgue attendants wheeled him to the hospital’s casualty section where first aid was administered on him before being taken to the ward where he was admitted.
The man’s family is demanding justice, accusing the hospital of negligence. The hospital management and Kericho county health department are yet to issue a statement on the incident.