|Written By:Hallyghan Agade/KNA, Posted: Sat, Sep 17, 2011|
Thirty three victims of the Sinai Fire tragedy died at the Kenyatta National Hospital.
Updating journalists on the condition of patients admitted to the hospital on Saturday, CEO Richard Leserian said 37 are still undergoing treatment in various wards.
Leserian said 23 of the victims had burns above 60% while 10 others had various percentages of burns.
Five others are admitted to the Intensive Burns Unit and could stay in hospital up to six months. The hospital is at the sametime appealing for more blood donations from the Kenyans.
Dr.Loise Kahoro Head of Plastic and Constructive Surgery Unit said more blood is needed for the fire survivors since most of them lost their skins and a lot of blood. So far Kenyans of good will have donated 2,191 pints of blood .
The Kenyan Government gave 40 million to the hospital while the Kenya Red Cross has flown in two surgeons and four burns specialized nurses from Norway and Finland.
Post-mortem for the dead victims is also expected to begin Tuesday next week.
Lethal brews burial
Elsewhere, 10 victims of the lethal alcoholic drinks in Nyahururu district will be buried on Tuesday next week, the burial committee has announced.
Mr. Laban Njuguna who chairs the joint burial committee for the lethal brew victims said the date was arrived at after a meeting with family members of the dead at the Kiamaina location chief’s office yesterday.
Njuguna at the same time announced that Internal Security Permanent Secretary Mr. Francis Kimemia had promised to purchase coffins for the ten bodies which will buried at Nyahururu Municipal cemetery on the outskirts of the town.
Nyahururu district hospital superintendent Lawrence Kamande said a postmortem on all the dead would be performed on Monday by pathologists from Nakuru provincial General Hospital.
The architect of the Alcoholic Drinks Control Act who is also the MP for Naivasha John Mututho has also pledged to support the bereaved families in cash and kind and is expected to attend the funeral.
The lethal brews have so far claimed 19 people in Nyahururu and Ol Kalou towns with the10 victims from Nyahururu all hailing from the same Kiamaina village.