KNH says patients in question still receiving treatment

Written By: KBC Reporters

Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has clarified that the two patients one of whom was involved in unintended surgery at the facility are still receiving treatment in the ward and have made remarkable improvement.

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In a statement to the newsrooms Sunday, the hospital has refuted media claims that one of the patients had died.

The statement further says the patient whose story appeared in a local daily was admitted in critical condition on 19th February 2018 in the specialized neurosurgery ward and later transferred to Critical Care Unit (ICU) on 21st February 2018 where he died on 27th Feb. 2018.

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KNH has reassured the public that offering the highest standards of care to patients remains a priority.

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This even as politicians drawn from the Rift valley region alleged mischief over various damning reports made over the referral hospital.

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Led by Kericho governor Paul Chepkwony, the leaders alleged that the rape case that was reported at the health facility was exhaustively dealt with by the office of the director of public prosecutions and a hearing by the parliamentary committee on health absolved KNH of any wrong doing.

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Chepkwony further says the sustained misrepresentation of facts in relation to the management is not only malicious but also undermines the goodwill enjoyed by Jubilee in SouthRift.

And following the suspension of Koros and her deputy the Director of Clinical Services, KNH board of Management has appointed Dr. Thomas Mutie and Dr.Peter Masinde as the acting CEO,and director ,clinical services respectively.


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