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Two jailed for failing to take TB drugs

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by bagamoyo, Aug 24, 2010.

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    Two patients who declined to take Tuberculosis drugs have been jailed for eight months by a Kapsabet court, in Kenya's Rift Valley province.
    The sentence was to enable them take the drugs as prescribed by doctors to curb the spread of the disease while in confinement because they had refused to swallow them voluntarily.

    In a rare sentence, Kapsabet principal magistrate John Njoroge noted that the court has a duty to protect lives of Kenyans.

    The accused person Daniel Ng’etich, 35, and Patrick Kirui, 40, were charged on June 12, 2009 after they defaulted taking drugs prescribed to them by doctors in Kapsabet District Hospital.

    Nandi Central district TB defaulter tracing coordinator Zacharia Maina told the court that the two were patients under medication and had declined to take drugs several times as prescribed to them by medics.

    Mr Maina added that failure to take drugs had exposed the public, their relatives and neighbours’ at Kiropket village in Nandi Central district to the risk of TB infections.

    He told the court that the two, by defaulting to take their drugs, had also put their lives at risk by driving their bodies to develop resistance to TB drugs.
    Continue to read on this link: Daily Nation: - Provincial |Two jailed for failing to take TB drugs
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