A patient who was being transferred from the Intensiive Care Unit to the High Dependency Unit got stuck in the lift for 1Hour 15Minutes at The Nairobi Hospital.
The Ministry of health has ordered an investigation into the matter.
The cause of the lift jam has not been established yet. The Health Cabinet Secretary, Cecily Kariuki, said that this is not the first time such an incident has occured at the hospital.
She also directed the Management of the hospital to ensure that patients are not exposed to similar situations going forward.
One of the staff hospital said that the lift failed and since it was Sunday, the maintenance team took long to respond.
The patient is said to be in stable condition but the Nairobi Hospital council will have to establish the impact on the patient’s well being. They will need to establish if there are any changes in the vital signs.