A woman has caught the attention and sympathy of Kenyans after she made a passionate appeal for oxygen that she badly needed after she contracted Covid-19.
In an emotional post on Facebook, Fiona Juma revealed that she had unsuccessfully tried to get oxygen to save her life for days now after being admitted at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi.
“If this is my last post; then, God i want to say thank you to everyone who has been there for me ever since contacted COVID 19,” she posted.
Oxygen tank. PHOTO/COURTESY
Sharing a photo of herself wearing an oxygen mask, she said her oxygen levels were getting alarmingly low and she feared Covid-19 would claim her life if she does not get help urgently.
“I have been to Mbagathi hospital, where i have been trying to get oxygen for hours now & days. My oxygen levels are 52 at the moment. I can barely walk nor speak, they are telling me there's no oxygen completely,” Fiona went on.
In the post made at 3:51am, a visibly shaken and weak Fiona appealed to doctors at the hospital and elsewhere who had some oxygen to come to her aid before it is too late.
“I have seen people die right before my eyes; not one or two people. It's now 3:51am as i writing this....i am kindly requesting any doctors who happen to have oxygen to please help us... PLEASE!!!”
Other social media users came in to encourage her not to give up the fight against the Coronavirus even as they helped her appeal to well-wishers to help save her life urgently.
This comes as many health facilities across Kenya are grappling with a shortage of oxygen as the number of Covid-19 infections continue to surge amid concerns of a fourth wave.
Mutahi Kagwe. PHOTO/COURTESY
On Thursday, Health CS Mutahi Kagwe confirmed 1,006 new infections as the positivity rate rose to 18 per cent, total infections rose to 199,941 and 13 new virus deaths were recorded.