Services at KNH paralysed as registrars strike over botched brain surgery
Kenya tends to follow British professional traditions which is why the professionals are so named at KNH.According to the Kenya Medical Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Secretary General, Ouma Oluga, the systematic failures have led to mishaps in the hospital and it was unfair to suspend their colleagues over one of such failures. He said that coupled with the lecturers strike the suspension has left them in a difficult position.
SEE ALSO :Obado moved to KNH general ward“We feel like we are not protected and this thing can now happen to anybody,” he said. According to KNH, the two patients involved in a mix-up of identification tags that saw the wrong man operated on, were still receiving treatment at the hospital. The first patient was admitted to the general surgical ward on February 18, while the second one was admitted to the same ward on February 19. In a statement they maintained the two had head injuries, but were in stable condition. "The story on Angelos Miano, which story appeared in one of the daily newspapers and social media referring to him as one of the patients involved in the unintended surgery was not factual," added the statement.
SEE ALSO :Woman held after attacking KNH nurseHowever, this account has been discredited by the family of Angelos Miano, a university student who is reported to have died because he had missed out on surgery after the wrong patient was operated on in his place. Even as the hospital's board said it could take up to one week to establish what caused the confusion that saw the wrong patient operated on, the registrars now want a complete overhaul of the systems at the embattled hospital. More to follow.