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A neurosurgeon at Kenya's largest hospital has reportedly been suspended for performing brain surgery on the wrong patient.
Apparently this is just one of a string of problems at the Kenyatta National Hospital in recent weeks, alongside allegations of staff sexually assaulting patients, and the theft of a baby.
The surgeon - along with two nurses and an anesthetist - have reportedly been suspended pending an investigation into the surgery mix-up.
Daily Nation reported how two unconscious men were brought into the hospital last weekend.
One required surgery to remove a blood clot in his brain, while the other only needed a few pills to help heal a swelling on his head. Patients at the hospital are reportedly told apart by name tags pinned to their gowns.
However, staff allegedly mixed up the name tags, leading to the wrong man being operated on.
Doctors at the country's central hospital only realised the mistake when they couldn't spot a clot after several hours of the man lying on the operating table.
The hospital's chief operating officer Lily Koros told the paper: "The management has suspended the admission rights of a neurosurgery registrar and issued him with a show-cause letter for apparently operating on the wrong patient."
Thankfully, both patients are reported to be doing well.
According to the Daily Nation's report, a statement from the hospital read: "The hospital deeply regrets this event and has done all it can to ensure the safety and well-being of the patient in question," adding the patient in question was 'in recovery and progressing well'.
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