Why Shalom Community Hospital has been reopened

By Vincent Kejitan | Tuesday, May 28th 2019 at 15:49
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Barely three weeks after its closure, Shalom Community Hospital in Machakos County has been reopened after officials from the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB) inspected the facility.

On Tuesday, the committee, led by KMPDB Chief Executive Daniel Yumbya, Dr Eva Njenga and acting Machakos County Health Executive Ancent Kituku, was satisfied with the measures the hospital had put in place since the unfortunate demise of a 7-month-old baby.

“As a board, we did an inspection and we are impressed by the changes implemented.

“The hospital is very clean and all that we requested for has been put in place. We have agreed that this hospital resumes operations," said Dr Njenga.

The hospital’s director Dr Frederick Onyango also assured the public that the hospital will offer quality services to patients.

Earlier this month, the facility was shut down following the death of 7-month-old baby Ethan Muendo.

The baby, who had been taken to the hospital with a minor burn on the left hand, is said to have been injected with a dose of morphine drug.

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