Suspended medics in brain surgery gaffe to resume duty

Written By: Rose Welimo/Samuel Musita

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki has withdrawn the suspension letters of all medics involved in the brain surgery mix-up at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH).

Speaking to journalists after a closed door meeting with the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board (KMPDB), the Nursing Council and the Board management of Kenyatta National Hospital, the CS urged the striking medical registrars to resume their duties as investigations into the botched brain surgery continues.

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The Registrars boycotted work at the hospital on Monday, leading to the suspension of non-urgent medical services offered to patients who visit the hospital.

Board Chairman Mark Bor described the move as a sign of good faith meant to end the suffering of many patients and address doctors’ concerns.

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The move was reached after a meeting between the Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki, the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board and the KNH Board.

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KMPDB Chairman George Magoha said the board will institute investigations into the incident within the next seven days.

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Patients at the centre of the surgery mix up were on Wednesday discharged by the  hospital. Samuel Kimani and John Nderitu were all discharged late Wednesday, with doctors declaring that they are all out of danger and can recuperate at their homes.



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