Thursday, January 18, 2007

Govt Clinic

I will tell you the truth the last time i was sick i went to a local city council clinic in Kasarani. Dont ask why but that was the closest of clinics i could get and my stomach was pretty messed up. Anyway this is the story;

11.00 checks into the clinic

11.30 still waiting to pay 20/= to see the doc. The clerk had gone for tea after reporting at 10 as i was told. Never mind this is a health clinic

11.45 Pays 20/= and queues like the rest of the folks to see the doc

12.00 Sees the doctor. I say hi and he asks me "Shida Iko wapi?" I almost recovered at this point. So i explain the misbehaviour of things i don't want to mention here. Given lab prescription

12.00-1.00 Waits for lab results. The lab tech tells me "please come". I heart beating because i don't particularly like being asked to get into a lab room. Thinks of last prayers

1.01- dashes to the cyber cafe to check what possible disease that could be and what it means for me and my future children. Finds out i have parasitic infection meaning i have been hosting some ungodly creatures in dear stomach

2.00 Go back to the doctor who is still out for lunch

2.30 Doctor comes and asks if anyone to see him

2.35 doctor proclaims i am free of Malaria and typhoid only those small ungodly creatures.

2.36 leaves the clinic with a heavy heart because of the said ungodly creatures and prescription

All in all i only paid 20/= and medicine 200/= not so bad for a broke ass like me and so i am healed.

But if you have to go to a city council clinic please go with a not so urgent disease otherwise you will die on the benches waiting.

That is the latest story of my life


  1. Those creatures are very godly , they are just doing what they were created to do.

    I trust you are a little better?

  2. WWOOIII...I hope you are better!!!

    Hata hapa...NHS ni hivyo hivyo!

    I just thank God for keeping me off the waiting rooms.

  3. last time I was home I witnessed this first hand at Kenyatta.
    there were so many near death patients in the emergency room and no one was attending to them...a person literally died while we were watching.
    you either have money or strong faith in God otherwise you are the mercy of the government healthcare system.

  4. Its sad that it takes long to see a doc and get treated, but its nice to know that a mwananchi can see a doc for 20 bob. Now the cost of drugs and lab are another affair. Glad your ok.

  5. Woi, pole sana you had to go through that. Hope the meds worked though and the critters were exterminated?

    Sad when you think about it - that's the kawa life of a majorit of Kenyans.

  6. sista dearest...albendazole is ur friend...anyway ur so right bout gvt hospitals i cant even comment further.

  7. Pole are you better now? Stop eating nyamachoma sana.

  8. woooi, sweetnes. Pole ma! You sounded rather ill the other day. I hope you are feeling better.

    I'm with Nakeel, I know its realy tempting, but please stay away from that kachumabri thingio when you eat nyamas!!

    Finish your meds! That albenazole is too much!! ughh. Next time, try Tagera Forte. 2 tabs and the drama is all gone. No 5 day drama.
    Hugses sweetie.

  9. Aki Shiro.. you have this series of unfortunate events persona that fascinates me. Mhhh...

  10. woi pole...but take heart...i was at nairobi hospital the other day, and i waited for ever and the way I had thought I was smart being there at 7am!! left like 2,3 hours later and still not knowing what was wrong with me and had to go to another doctor!!! we need to do something bout the medical services in kenya man!!!

  11. I, of course, a newcomer to this blog, but the author does not agree