KNH on the spot after brain surgery is performed on wrong patient
SEE ALSO :Union to fight for demoted KNH workersThe said patient only required nursing and medication to treat a swelling on the head but was instead taken to theatre for a brain surgery after a confusion on their identification tags. Reports reaching our desk said that the surgeon only realized his mistake hours into the surgery. KNH’s management has since issued a statement apologizing for the grave mistake, saying that that they took action following the incident, this in line with the hospital's procedures. The patient is however undergoing full recovery amid commencement of investigations into the matter. In the event of such a case, hospital procedures dictate that the medical staff involved are to be suspended or interdicted. They are also to be issued with show-cause letters to explain what happened within seven days.
SEE ALSO :Herbal drugs linked to kidney diseaseThe hospital will then convene a Medical Advisory Committee, chaired by the Director of Clinical Services, to hear all sides and make a determination. Damning allegations Kenya’s biggest public hospital KNH has in recent weeks been put on the spot for all the wrong reasons. On February 20, police released CCTV image of a woman who stole a three-week old twin baby (baby Prince Ouko) at the Kenyatta National Hospital. The woman, who has since been identified as Edinah Kemunto pleaded guilty of the offence. The matter is due to be mentioned in court on March 4. In late January, the hospital was yet again put on the spot. This time, damning allegations of hospital staff sexually assaulting patients in the maternity wards and ground floor of the hospital emerged.
SEE ALSO :Doctors alarmed by burn victim numbersThe claims that sparked national outrage on social media were fronted by one Ms Mildred Owiso who alleged that she had met a woman who fought off a rape attempt in the lift. The Ministry of Health and the KNH management was forced to conduct investigations in which it was established as “untrue”
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