Thursday, 17 October 2019

Kenya’s Neurosurgeon performs brain surgery on wrong patient

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NAIROBI: A neurosurgeon at Kenya’s largest hospital has been suspended after performing brain surgery on the wrong patient, the hospital said in a statement.

The scandal, which prompted an outpouring of horror on social media, is the latest drama to hit the Kenyatta National Hospital in recent weeks, after allegations of staff sexually assaulting patients, and the theft of a baby.

The hospital said the surgeon, as well as two nurses and an anaesthetist, had been suspended pending an investigation into the operation “on the wrong patient”.

Hours into the surgery doctors discovered there was no blood clot in the brain of their patient, and that they were in fact operating the wrong man, the newspaper reported.

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