At least 112 people were on Monday afternoon admitted to the Kenyatta National Hospital with severe burns, following a pipeline fire at the Sinai slum in Nairobi.
KNH Chief Executive Officer Richard Leresian said the patients were in critical condition at the time of admission but said they were immediately stabilised by doctors.
“I just want to confirm that we have received 112 burn patients. Any number above 60 to us is actually a disaster position and so we have put in place disaster management protocol to be able to contain the situation,” he stated.
“Even some of my staff who were actually off and others on leave have reported in the last two hours,” he pointed out.