KNH lifts suspension of staff involved in surgery mix-up

The Kenyatta national hospital where a patient has been put on isolation over suspicions of the carrying the Corona Virus PHOTO COURTESY

Nairobi, KENYA: Kenyatta National Hospital KNH has lifted the suspension of the staff involved in the surgery mixed up.

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board KMPDB and KNH board that was mandated in investigating the incidence, have pleaded with the staff under investigation to resume their duties as soon as possible.

KMPDB board chair George Magoha, called for their reinstatement saying that due process will still be followed after the investigations are complete.

He urged all the striking registrars to go back to work in good faith to prevent unnecessary deaths as he tries to salvage into the matter.

“Single most important thing is to get registrar back and working so that we don’t get unnecessary deaths,” Said Magoha.

Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki said the board of the hospital will submit its preliminary report on Thursday.

“I expect the KNH board to fully cooperate with the medical board by availing all the necessary information and move in speed and bring this matter into a close,” she said.

Speaking during the same event, KNH director Mr. Mark Bor said that they are working on the matter and the KNH board is not going to engage in any other disciplinary matters related to the incident but rather forward it to the relevant bodies to look deep into the it.

“Effective immediately, the board will not engage in any disciplinary matter as the issue is supposed to be handled by the medical practitioners and dentists board.”

KNH has been on the spot following allegations of rape, which it said could not be established as victims did not file reports and the abduction of a baby.

Several groups of its employees have either gone on strike or threatened to take this action for reasons including a system overhaul.

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