May 20, 2024

Outrage as a minor operation lands SIX-year-old boy in ICU after botched surgery by allegedly fake doctor

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Outrage as a minor operation lands SIX-year-old boy in ICU after botched surgery by allegedly fake doctor

Family left heartbroken after a botched surgery on their 6-year-old boy by an allegedly fake doctor in Machakos hospital

Family left heartbroken after a botched surgery on their 6-year-old boy by an allegedly fake doctor in Machakos hospital.

The father claims that his son was taken to Machakos Level 5 Hospital for treatment after he developed a swelled hand that was thought to be a cyst.

According to the father, the surgeon predicted that the procedure would only take forty minutes, and his son would require hospital admission. 

But following the procedure, the little child’s condition worsened, and he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the doctor ran away.

“He told me the operations had some complications but they would update me on his condition momentarily,” he recalled.  

The father complained that the hospital had denied him access to see his son after the operation.

“They told me my child was in critical condition despite going in for a minor injury. The hospital was going to issue a statement on whether my son is alive or not but they haven’t told us anything,” the father stated.

He suspected that his son may have passed away in the ICU and the hospital is covering up.

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The father disclosed that one of the doctors at the hospital had reached out and informed him that only two family members should be at the hospital.

“They only wanted my wife and me at the hospital but I refused to honour the directive,” the father added.  

His efforts to reach the Ministry of Health have bore little fruit as he still cannot locate his son or the doctor. 

Although the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) was also made aware of the situation, the family has not received much assistance. 

The distraught father has requested that the appropriate authorities expedite the investigations and apprehend those involved.

The number of cases involving bogus professionals working in the nation has increased. 

The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) deregistered a man who had been posing as a surgeon for 16 years.

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