Busia County set to compensate victims of botched malaria injection

Written By: Irene Muchuma
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Busia County to compensate victims of botched malaria injection

Busia County Government has set aside Ksh 42 million to compensate 28 victims of a botched malaria injection.

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Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi says that the funds will assist individuals who suffered different levels of paralysis in 2015 when the jab was administered to eke a living.

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The move follows a ruling by the High Court in 2017 that directed the County to restitute the affected persons for the negligence.

According to the Busia Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi, the funds are meant to support the livelihoods of the affected families.

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Mulomi further urged health service providers to be vigilant and avoid negligence in line of duty.

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The botched malaria injection was carried out at the Akichelesit dispensary in Teso North in 2015.

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In 2017, then Busia Resident Magistrate Josephine Maragia ruled that the children were victims of professional negligence and should be compensated.

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