Horror As Doctors In Kenya Perform Brain Surgery On The Wrong Patient

Kenyatta National Hospital where a neurosurgeon has conducted a brain surgery on the wrong patient

KNH CEO Lily Koros said on Thursday that they took action following the incident, in line with the hospital's procedures.

One needed surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain, while the other simply required nursing and medication to heal a swelling to his head, caused by trauma. "He is stable and doctors tell me he could be discharged on Monday.The second patient, who was scheduled to go for surgery is, fortunately, also stable, he has been put on treatment and is under watch".

In what has been described as "horrific" a mix-up on identification tags saw the wrong person being the recipient of a brain surgery.

The mix-up is a first in the country, according to the board regulating medical practice in Kenya.

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"The hospital deeply regrets this event and has done all it can to ensure the safety and well being of the patient in question", read the statement from the hospital, adding the patient was "in recovery and progressing well", Koros said.

At least four hospital staffers - including nurses, neurosurgeon and a CEO - were suspended as authorities investigated Friday, according to the report. Ouma Oluga, chief executive officer of the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists' Union, said, "These are quality system issues that should not be leveled at staff. Doctors are overwhelmed". Kindly dissolve the Board Of Directors & the top Management Of Kenyatta National Hospital, the biggest Hospital in Eastern Africa. It comes only six weeks after the health minister ordered an investigation into claims new mothers were sexually assaulted at the same hospital. The baby was recovered and returned to his parents a day later.

"The mix up started at the point of dressing the patient, because the patient who was to be taken to theatre had the names but they belonged to the one who ought not to have been taken to theatre,"she said".

Kenyatta National Hospital is Kenya's oldest and largest hospital, and also serves as a teaching hospital.

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