The Nairobi Hospital has denied allegations that they performed a botched breast enlargement operation that led to the death of Ms June Wanza.
In an affidavit filed in court on Monday, the hospital asserted that Ms Wanza did not succumb to complications from an operation performed by them, affirming that the surgery was carried out at Surgeoderm Healthcare clinic.
Three plastic surgeons – Prof Stanley Khainga, Dr Martin Ajujo and Dr Evans Cherono, went to court expressing their disappointment over the manner in which the case into Ms Wanza’s death was being handled.
A move that prompted the response from the City hospital.
Stating their stand, Dr Christopher Abeid of Nairobi Hospital declared: “I can confirm that although the patient passed on at Nairobi Hospital, she was only brought there because of complications which arose from a procedure done by the three doctors at their facility.”
The investigations, which are being carried out by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board (KMPDB), had been protested by the three surgeons who stated that they did not understand why the Nairobi Hospital and one doctor, Dr Reuben Okioma, were excluded from the disciplinary actions.
It was also released that Dr Ajujo, who performed the operation, was still under training and ought not to have been allowed to carry on with the procedure.
During the time, Dr Ajujo was a plastic surgery and reconstructive registrar at Kenyatta National Hospital, hence should not have done the operation without the supervision of a practicing surgeon.
Dr Ajujo and Prof Khainga are shareholders in Surgeoderm Healthcare Limited.
“I believe that if indeed the three doctors had genuine concerns they would have raised them at the inception of the inquiry and not at this point, I believe it was premature for them as they had not exhausted the effective dispute resolution mechanism established by the medical board,” Dr Abeid mentioned.
Therefore, the Hospital wants the case, which is to be mentioned on April 16, at the High Court against them dismissed.
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