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Medical fraternity mourns death of senior surgeon


The Kenyan medical fraternity is mourning the death of a senior orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Daniel Alushula succumbed to COVID-19 complications on Friday, October 30. He was working at the Busia County Referral Hospital.

Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya eulogised Dr. Alushula as a competent, diligent and humble doctor who devoted his life to saving lives and serving people.

“The death of Dr Daniel Alushula has robbed us a renowned Orthopedic surgeon whose medical services have saved many lives,” said Governor Oparanya.

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On his part, former Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union Secretary General Dr. Ouma Oluga paid tribute to Dr. Alushula for his quest to reform the health system in Kenya.

Second Coronavirus wave fears

On Thursday, October 29, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that Kenya is essentially in the second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic.

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85 people have succumbed to COVID-19 this week alone. CS Kagwe also noted that Kenya’s positivity rate had risen up, owing this to the attitude of Kenyans who have dropped the ball in observing the COVID-19 containment protocols.

“On the first wave, the highest positivity rate, around July, was about 13%, the day before yesterday we had a positivity rate of 20.2%, yesterday we were at 15%, today we are once again at 15%…this is from a low of about 4% averrage per week in September. Clearly we have an issue to deal,” said Kagwe.

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