Health | The coronavirus can mean a death sentence for patients awaiting life-saving heart surgery in Kenya. But surgeons work furiously to keep operations going
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/19/20, 10:41 am
On a March morning at Tenwek Hospital, cardiothoracic fellow Dr. Keith Dindi scrolled through an Excel spreadsheet, blocks of green, yellow, and red going by. It was a list of patients waiting for cardiac surgery. Green meant they were waiting for an operation, yellow meant they had had an operation and might need follow-ups, and red meant the patient had died.
As he scrolled, Dindi read off the patients in red.