Kenyan gospel musician Jimmy Gait has started a campaign to ensure there is change in the medical sector.
The musician has urged Kenyans to rally behind him to convince President Uhuru Kenyatta to pass certain bills protecting Kenyans which will ensure local doctors do not take advantage of the patients by misdiagnosing them.
In a video posted on YouTube on Tuesday, September 10, Gait said he is spearheading the campaign to ensure the government in collaboration with the board in charge of medical practice in Kenya protects patients from misdiagnosis, negligence and unethical practices.
”While in India, I met many Kenyans who similarly, had come for treatment where surprisingly, 6 out of 10 of them complained of similar experiences which include, but not limit; Misdiagnosis and negligence from medical practitioners. The high cost of treatment. Lack of ‘patient-doctor’ trust and expertise,” he said.
Jimmy shared with his fans and Kenyans in general that he had started a petition because negligence nearly cost him his career and asked them to support him by signing it in large numbers.
His plea came just days after he flew to India to seek specialised treatment after he was diagnosed with a strange throat condition by a Kenyan doctor who had recommended an operation.
According to the star, most Kenyan doctors are in the business just to make money and not to help patients as they are supposed to.
”I am shocked that a doctor would rather make money from me than give me proper treatment,” he said.
The star however sought help from another doctor in India, Dr Sanjay Khanna who debunked his earlier diagnosis by stating he was experiencing pain in his throat as a result of increased acid production leading to an infection in his stomach.
Jimmy, who has since responded well to the treatment in India held that he had already written to President Kenyatta over the same, requesting him to ensure the bills he is proposing get to parliament and pass, so as to protect Kenyans.
The singer held that most Kenyans in Indian hospitals suffered to get there for treatment by selling everything they had for the same, only to be found that they were misdiagnosed.
The singer revealed he will soon fly back to the country to keep pushing the petition after getting relief from Indian doctors.
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