Covid-19 Health News

Ruai Family Hospital Operating License Reinstated 24 Hours Later, In Covid-19 Misconduct

Ruai Family Hospital has had its operating license reinstated by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC) together with the Kenya Pharmacists and Poisons Board.

KMPDC has however, suspended RFH as a Covid-19 vaccinating centre, demanding an audit of the vaccines given to the masses within 14 days.

Wednesday September 1, saw KMPDC official spend the day interrogating the hospital staff , with the Kenya Pharmacists and Poisons Board visiting the Ruai health facility. The KPPB results were not released though, with the care facility provider staff citing inconclusive investigations, as they were yet to be corroborated with those of KMPDC.

Daily hospital operations were minimal with patients expressing doubt.

We are hopeful that it can only get better ay by day. We have prepared all our patients in the wards so that even though the decision comes as soon as possible, we will be able to work with the directives we were given.

Fred Kokeyo, RFH Administrator.

Kokeyo further added;

Even though that transfer will happen, we hope it happens in the best manner and the most fast favourable environment.

RFH had its license revoked on Tuesday August 31, by the doctor’s council, citing credible information showed the care giver had gone against the rule governing the dissemination of the Cvid-19 vaccines in the country.

RFH has its operating reinstated

Proof of diversion was given by the batch numbers of the already administered vaccines, out of the facility, said the council.

In trying to save face, the RFH management said the staff that had administering the 160 doses outside the facility walls, had resigned and acted on personal jurisdiction.

Maxwell Okoth, the hospital’s CEO, upon receiving the summons, did say the 160 doses were administered by a former facility member.  The doses, according to Murang’a County Commissioner, Fred Ndunga, were administered in a Gatanga school, on Saturday August 28.

The area assistant chief, Dominic Mwangi was interdicted for holding back from to disclose that the incident occured. The school’s head is too facing disciplinary action.

RFH has its operating reinstated
RFH has its operating reinstated


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