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Nairobi doctor dies while rushing to operate on pregnant woman

The Kenyan medical fraternity is mourning the death of doctor who died in road accident while rushing to attend to a pregnant woman.

Dr Edward Were, an obstetrician and gynaecologist died in tragic accident on the night of September 4 when his vehicle collided head-on with a lorry along the Eastern bypass.

Dr Were was rushing to save a pregnant woman who required to be operated on. Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) that another medical doctor was sent to the woman’s house to facilitate the operation.

KMPDU mourned Were as a dedicated doctor who was always responsive irrespective of when he was called for duty.

“Dr. Edward Were was a very diligent and reliable doctor who always strived to be available irrespective of when he was called for duty. It is very sad that he met his death while applying his passion to save another life,” read the message.

Until his death, Were was based at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Ongata Rongai branch.

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