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Celebrated Kenyan doctor succumbs to Covid-19

Corona virus positive cases in Kenya are steadily rising and the curve will not plateau any time soon according to Ministry of Health statistics. The government has revamped efforts to sensitize its citizens on the importance of taking care of themselves. In the fight against this pandemic, medical practitioners have not been spared either and have found themselves in the line of fire. One such brave soul is Dr. Andisa Lugaliki who succumbed to the disease in the morning of Friday, July 10.

Doreen’s death was confirmed by the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) who took to their Facebook page to pen a heartfelt condolence:

As at the time of her death, Andisa has been a private consultant at the Nairobi South hospital for the past 5 years. She was a registered obstetrician and gynecologist with expertise in obstetric and gynecological procedures. Andisa previously worked as a Junior Instructor at the Agha Khan hospital and was a master degree holder from the School of Medicine, University of Nairobi.

Doreen’s colleagues describe her as an industrious, warm and loving mother.


There has never been a time that Kenyans are advised to take care of their welfare more than now. Ensure that you follow set government guidelines, wear your masks at all times, sanitize, observe social distancing, avoid unnecessary movement and to seek medical attention in case you experience any of the following symptoms related to Corona virus:

·        Common symptoms: fever, dry cough, fatigue

·        Less common symptoms: aches and pain, sore throat, diarrhea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, a rash on skin

·        Serious symptoms: difficulty breathing, chest pain, loss of speech or movement

Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility. People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home. On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days.

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