On a cold July Friday, the Kenya Medical Practitioners have gone into mourning after losing one of them, Dr.Doreen Lugaliki, 38-year-old, to COVID-19 infection.
Dr.Doreen Lugaliki, a Tanzania national, died at the AKUH hospital and was known for her services as a gynecologist at the Nairobi South Hospital where she worked as a private Consultant Obstetrician.
Dr. Lugaliki died today, 10th July 2020, the morning after being admitted for two days at the AKUH hospital after she had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has confirmed the sad news via social media terming the good doctor a hard worker.
We have lost a hard working obstetrician/gynecologist, a mother, a friend and a colleague to the devastating effects of Covid-19. Our condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Doreen Lugaliki.
Dr.Lugaliki’s colleagues, family, and friends have taken to social media to send their condolences as seen below
Lenny Lugaliki, the brother to late Dr. Doreen Adisa Lugaliki confirmed the sad news in a penned a touching message to her reminiscing the last moments they spent together.
“It’s the saddest morning. I’ve lost a precious Angel to me. I took you to hospital as we made jokes I didn’t know I’ll never see you again. Our life will never be the same without you. Rest with the angels Daktari I’ll always love you.”
Dr. Mercy Korir wrote:
We have lost one of our own as a doctors’ fraternity to #Covid_19. A young doctor with so much to offer.
— Dr. Mercy Korir (@DrMercyKorir) July 10, 2020
Dr. Lugaliki has left behind two children and is the first Kenyan medic to succumb to the COVID-19 infection. May her soul rest in eternal peace.