Opinion: How to leapfrog in healthcare system – Bitange Ndemo

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Business Daily | by Bitange Ndemo

Last week, one of my relatives contracted the coronavirus. It started like a normal flu and progressed into a cough, then a headache and chest pain. At that point, a decision was made to call a doctor.

The doctor said since he was coughing, it was wise to bring him to hospital for a chest scan and also have his oxygen levels checked. The scan showed a progressing infection in the lungs. The oxygen levels were at 91 percent, which is considered borderline.

He was admitted to the hospital for close monitoring.

The young man turned to me and asked why hospitals have all these gadgets doctors were tinkering with…

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