Kenyatta National Hospital boss suspended

Kenyatta National Hospital boss suspended

Kenyatta National Hospital boss suspended

Health Minister Sicily Kariuki also suspended the CEO of the hospital over the blunder.

Another officer sent on compulsory leave alongside Koros is Mr Bernard Githae.

Patients wear name tags on their hospital gowns in this ward and investigations will look into how the two were given the wrong tags.

It wasn't until hours into the surgery that doctors discovered there was no blood clot, according to a report from the BBC news service. Panyanko said even though it is the nurse who admitted the patient, the surgeon and anaesthetist ought to have briefed the patient on the surgery.

These "wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors" (WSPEs) are rightly termed "never events" - errors that should never occur.

But according to The Star, the doctor's colleagues had protested the suspension, saying that the nurses who prepared the patient for surgery were the ones at fault for wrongly labelling the two patients.

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Nairobi, Kenya, has suspended four of its staff for reportedly performing a brain surgery on the wrong patient.

Doctors only realised the mistake after they had opened the skull of the wrong patient and found no blood clot.

A case of mistaken identification tags caused a mix-up between two patients - one needed surgery for a blood clot on the brain, the other just nursing and non-invasive treatment for swelling after a head trauma. They were all given show cause letters.

Just when Kenyans were beginning to forget about the "baby theft saga" that was recently reported at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), another scandal has hit the giant health facility.

Both patients were said to be in good condition.

Until then, the country awaits to hear what action will be taken against the doctors and the entire management as the hospital tries to redeem its image and reputation.

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