Nairobi Woman Representative Esther Passaris has explained why she sought medical treatment abroad as opposed to local services.
According to Passaris, Kenyan doctors could not provide her with a clear answer on the type of treatment she needed to effectively deal with her health conditions. This pushed her to seek medical treatment abroad.
“It was not my desire to be operated abroad but unfortunately I just couldn’t get a Kenyan team together. I was not getting a clear answer on the type of treatment I needed to effectively deal with excruciating and chronic pain and I just couldn’t wait any longer,” She explained.
On Friday, the legislator took to social media to reveal that she had spent her New Year’s eve at the Care Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) Hospital in India, where she underwent a spinal surgery.
“I flew to Ahmedabad, India on 31st December, 2019 and successfully had Spinal Surgery the following day at CIMS Hospital,” Passaris stated on twitter.
“I thank God for the Gift of Life, my family for their unconditional love and everyone who whispered a word of prayer as I went in,” She added.
I flew to Ahmedabad, India on 31st December, 2019 and successfully had Spinal Surgery the following day at CIMS Hospital. I thank God for the Gift of Life, my family for their unconditional love and everyone who whispered a word of prayer as I went in. #OfficiallyMadeOfTitanium pic.twitter.com/9f4ssAkMGp
— Hon. Esther M Passaris (@EstherPassaris) January 3, 2020
This is the second time in a span of three months that the MP has undergone a surgical procedure to address issues with her back pain that dates back to 20 years ago when she gave birth to her son.
On September 16, 2019, she was admitted at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, where she underwent a similar procedure.