The Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has engaged an audit firm to probe the circumstances that led to the horrific brain surgery that was performed on the wrong patient, sparking a public outrage.
According to the hospital’s management, the firm is expected to give an independent and comprehensive report on the incident.
“In view of these investigations, the Board wishes to urge all stakeholders to refrain from speculation and drawing any premature conclusions until the reports have been finalized,” said Corporate Affairs and Communications Manager Simon Ithai. .
KNH has been on the spot following the grave medical blunder that saw its surgeon open up the skull of the wrong patient last week.
The surgeon who performed the operation has since been suspended pending investigations into the saga.
Health CS Cecily Kariuki also sent the hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Lily Koros on compulsory leave.
KNH REGISTRARS BOYCOTT WORK OVER BRAIN SURGERY BLUNDER
Registrars at Kenyatta Hospital went on a strike after their colleague was suspended over the brain surgery mix up. A registrar is a doctor who is receiving advanced training in a specialist field of medicine to become a consultant.
The registrars said they would not resume work until the hospital resolves systemic issues, which are partly blamed for the surgery mishap.