In an odd twist of professional negligence, many doctors in Kenya expose their patients to new infections right inside the hospitals where patients go to seek cure. A big number of the doctors in the country rarely wash their hands after touching patients, even after coming into contact with bodily fluids.

A study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that six out of seven medical personnel do not wash their hands properly after touching a patient. Such disregard of simple medical procedures leaves many patients at the risk of acquiring new infections during visits to the doctor.

Poor hand hygiene

Most doctors expose patients to new infections as they do not wash their hands properly after...