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Hospital appeals for well-wishers to assist abandoned children

Meru Referral Hospital Social worker Mosoti Nyagaka. Photo by Judy Muguongo

Meru Referral hospital is appealing to well-wishers to assist three abandoned children suffering from celebral palsy.
According to the hospital’s social worker, Mosoti Nyagaka, the three children have been abandoned at the hospital for the last five years.
The social worker is seeking assistance from a children’s home which can take care of three abandoned children.
Mosoti appealed to children’s homes to come to the rescue of the three children.
He noted that since the children are not sick, the hospital was not the best place for them, as they are at risk of contracting diseases. “The children stay with the sick at the wards,” he said.
The three who were abandoned by their parents and relatives in different areas of Meru, because of their condition were rescued and taken to the hospital and have been staying here since 2014 as they have no other place to go to.
According to Musoti, the hospital has tried to find a special home for the children in vain.
Mosoti says the children were first abandoned by their parents and relatives and now they have suffered a double blow after failing to get a children’s home which can take care of them.
He says the three are suffering as they have been left at the hands of supportive staff in the hospital,who are not qualified to take care of them, due to their condition.
The social worker at the said hospital pointed out that feeding them is another challenge as they cannot feed on their own.
He said that the 3 have to use diapers which sometimes are hard for the hospital to provide.
The hospital is requesting any special home for such children to come to the rescue as they too deserve a good life just like other children.
By Muguongo Judy

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