4 Kenyan medical docs have been suspended after reducing open the cranium of the improper affected person at a hospital in Nairobi.
Based on experiences, one affected person wanted surgical procedure for a blood clot on the mind, the opposite solely non-invasive remedy for swelling however a horrifying mix-up of identification tags noticed the improper man operated on.
The docs didn’t realise their mistake till “hours into the surgical procedure, once they found there was no blood clot”, The top of the Kenyatta Nationwide Hospital mentioned the affected person was “in restoration and progressing nicely” and an investigation is underneath method.
The board regulating medical apply says such a mix-up is a primary within the nation. It has demanded a report from the hospital and plans to carry a listening to. Social media customers have expressed shock that such an incident may have been allowed to occur.
This comes solely six weeks after the well being minister ordered an investigation into claims new moms had been sexually assaulted on the identical hospital.
Hospital CEO Lily Koros mentioned the hospital
“deeply regrets this occasion and has completed all it could to make sure the protection and well-being of the affected person in query. We’re glad to tell the general public that the affected person is in restoration and progressing nicely”.
She mentioned 4 workers the neurosurgeon, ward nurse, theatre receiving nurse and anaesthetist had been suspended. “The administration has suspended the admission rights of a neurosurgery registrar and issued him with a show-cause letter for apparently working on the improper affected person,” Ms Koros mentioned.