Posted on: November 13, 2020 Posted by: Fridah Okachi Comments: 0

Bondo Subcounty Hospital Nurses Welfare Association have of late  been criticised by the public for purchasing a hearse for business.

The welfare association on Monday unveiled the newly acquired hearse as part of its income generating activity expected to better the lives of its members.

The move has however attracted heavy criticism from both the general public and stakeholders who have cited possible conflict of interest among the health care givers.

Residents trolled the facility management on social media for allowing the association to venture into the hearse business.

Association chair Dominic Omollo however defended the move, saying it will not compromise the work of nurses.

The Chief Officer reiterated that nurses are guided by professional conduct that ensures they uphold the life and dignity of patients even in death and therefore starting a hearse business is in line with ensuring dignity is preserved even in death.

This story was produced by Fridah Okachi at Mtaani newsroom in partnership with Code for Africa’s iLAB data journalism programme, with support from Deutsche Welle Akademie’.