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Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by FlirtyKaren(f): 6:44am On Mar 08, 2018
The patient whose skull was opened up in a mistaken brain surgery at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has been discharged.

Samuel Kimani Wachira was brought to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on February 19 while unconscious. 

Same day, another patient identified as John Mbugua Nderitu, 38, was rushed to the hospital by his sister, mother and brother-in-law after he got involved in a hit and run accident.

One of John Mbugua Nderitu's sisters, Pauline Njeri Nderitu, had received a call from a Good Samaritan that her brother had been taken to a nearby clinic following a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcycle.

“The Good Samaritan called and described Mbugua to me. I was convinced that was my brother and I immediately organised for how he would be taken to another hospital,” Ms Nderitu recounted.

The first hospital that the 38-year-old man was taken to was St Francis Community Hospital in Kasarani where upon doing a CT scan (computed tomography scan), the medics recommended that the family transfers him to KNH as they lacked a neurosurgeon.

At KNH, the doctor who reviewed Mbugua recommended a surgery called craniotomy, as he explained to the family that Mbugua had some bleeding on the front part of his head and that the blood was clotting hence the need to clear the blood.

Ms Nderitu went on to say:

“Upon listening to the doctor, we agreed to sign the consent to take him to theatre.

"But as we waited, a nurse led us to the general surgery ward where we were later sent back to the theatre downstairs and left Mbugua at the entrance of the operating theatre. The doctor even told us that the procedure would take about four hours.”

But to everyone's shock, a horrifying mix-up of identification tags happened and 37 year old Samuel Kimani Wachira who only needed a non-invasive treatment for swelling underwent a brain surgery.

The doctors did not realise their mistake until "hours into the surgery" when they then realised "there was no blood clot".
In an exclusive interview with Kenya's Daily Nation, the two patients— John Mbugua Nderitu, 38, and Samwel Kimani Wachira, 37, — said they were improving since their admission.

“Except for intermittent headaches, I am doing well,” Mr Mbugua, who left the facility in the company of his three sisters, said.

Mr Samwel Kimani Wachira, who was in the company of his older brother and lawyer, said:

“Mimi niko sawa sasa (I am well now).”

His family are demanding to know who signed the consent form that saw their 37-year-old brother’s head opened up in the surgery mix-up.

FIRST PHOTO: Samuel Kimani Wachira whose skull was opened in a mistaken surgery at Kenyatta National Hospital
SECOND PHOTO: Mr Samuel Kimani Wachira and John Nderitu, 38, address the media outside the hospital on March 7, 2018

https://lailasnews.com/photo-man-mistaken-brain-surgery-kenyan-hospital-discharged/

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by modelmike7(m): 6:49am On Mar 08, 2018
I hope his brain/life remains the same again!

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Evablizin(f): 6:54am On Mar 08, 2018
shocked


I think they doctors were so anxious to save a life..

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Thegamingorca(m): 6:56am On Mar 08, 2018
Allah ya taimaka

Allah ya ba mu rashan lafia

Allah ya kiyaye

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by xmanco42: 7:08am On Mar 08, 2018
Thank God Doctor are not like Nigeria mechanic

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by JasonScolari: 7:11am On Mar 08, 2018
I really don't know if the nigga directly above xmanco42, is laying a generational curse....

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by bewla(m): 7:16am On Mar 08, 2018
hope brain no lost

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by tundeayo2020: 9:54am On Mar 08, 2018
sue them, what nonsense
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Aldebaran(m): 9:54am On Mar 08, 2018
grin

Welcome back wink
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by JON01: 9:54am On Mar 08, 2018
grin After cutting human head. It was mistake lol AFRICA NAWA!!! grin grin grin

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Rexnegro(m): 9:55am On Mar 08, 2018
I wish him well and complete recovery
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Josephjnr(m): 9:55am On Mar 08, 2018
Hmmm! A lot of professionals do awful things with nobody talking but when a health professional mistakenly lost grip of a pen,people will rise like soldiers matching to Sambisa forest. So as a clinician one can't just make small mistake again? When emergency comes like dis,everybody even patient's relatives will be on your neck,screaming how you are wasting time and not doing anything,yet when you make mistake in trying to help on time dem go come back again.....I blame Buhari, I blame Seun. In fact, I blame Donald Trump.

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Mrkumareze(m): 9:55am On Mar 08, 2018
Thegamingorca:
Allah ya taimaka

Allah ya ba mu rashan lafia

Allah ya kiyaye

Wetin na!! Na Allah cause the problem abi na him do the surgery ?

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Truckpusher(m): 9:55am On Mar 08, 2018
This can only happen by deliberate neglect of procedure, willful violation of a procedure or there was never a procedure at all.

Lack of organizational discipline is major reason why Africa will never move forward.
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by free2ryhme: 9:56am On Mar 08, 2018
FlirtyKaren:
The patient whose skull was opened up in a mistaken brain surgery at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) has been discharged.

Samuel Kimani Wachira was brought to Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on February 19 while unconscious. 

Same day, another patient identified as John Mbugua Nderitu, 38, was rushed to the hospital by his sister, mother and brother-in-law after he got involved in a hit and run accident.

One of John Mbugua Nderitu's sisters, Pauline Njeri Nderitu, had received a call from a Good Samaritan that her brother had been taken to a nearby clinic following a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcycle.

“The Good Samaritan called and described Mbugua to me. I was convinced that was my brother and I immediately organised for how he would be taken to another hospital,” Ms Nderitu recounted.

The first hospital that the 38-year-old man was taken to was St Francis Community Hospital in Kasarani where upon doing a CT scan (computed tomography scan), the medics recommended that the family transfers him to KNH as they lacked a neurosurgeon.

At KNH, the doctor who reviewed Mbugua recommended a surgery called craniotomy, as he explained to the family that Mbugua had some bleeding on the front part of his head and that the blood was clotting hence the need to clear the blood.

Ms Nderitu went on to say:

“Upon listening to the doctor, we agreed to sign the consent to take him to theatre.

"But as we waited, a nurse led us to the general surgery ward where we were later sent back to the theatre downstairs and left Mbugua at the entrance of the operating theatre. The doctor even told us that the procedure would take about four hours.”

But to everyone's shock, a horrifying mix-up of identification tags happened and 37 year old Samuel Kimani Wachira who only needed a non-invasive treatment for swelling underwent a brain surgery.

The doctors did not realise their mistake until "hours into the surgery" when they then realised "there was no blood clot".
In an exclusive interview with Kenya's Daily Nation, the two patients— John Mbugua Nderitu, 38, and Samwel Kimani Wachira, 37, — said they were improving since their admission.

“Except for intermittent headaches, I am doing well,” Mr Mbugua, who left the facility in the company of his three sisters, said.

Mr Samwel Kimani Wachira, who was in the company of his older brother and lawyer, said:

“Mimi niko sawa sasa (I am well now).”

His family are demanding to know who signed the consent form that saw their 37-year-old brother’s head opened up in the surgery mix-up.

FIRST PHOTO: Samuel Kimani Wachira whose skull was opened in a mistaken surgery at Kenyatta National Hospital
SECOND PHOTO: Mr Samuel Kimani Wachira and John Nderitu, 38, address the media outside the hospital on March 7, 2018

https://lailasnews.com/photo-man-mistaken-brain-surgery-kenyan-hospital-discharged/


He shld file a lawsuit

His head has been disfigured

Well na black man sense no go gree am reason well

You can't try this with a white and still practice
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by free2ryhme: 9:57am On Mar 08, 2018
Thegamingorca:
Allah ya taimaka

Allah ya ba mu rashan lafia

Allah ya kiyaye

E be like say u miss road
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Jamaticulus(m): 9:57am On Mar 08, 2018
Araa meeee ri ri ooh....ki oniyan si opolo oniyaan by miskate...Sorry by Mistake..

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by sammy4life1(m): 9:57am On Mar 08, 2018
Thank God both parties are alive
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by oscarnoble(m): 9:59am On Mar 08, 2018
I thank God for dia life's
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Nobody: 10:01am On Mar 08, 2018
Mrkumareze:

Wetin na!! Na Allah cause the problem abi na him do the surgery ?
I taya o. All this religious bigot sef. wetin concern Allah for this matter now

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Austinmiles: 10:01am On Mar 08, 2018
Good for him.
I hope he has more sense now...
I wish some politicians experience such blessing indisguise.
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Freshbank: 10:02am On Mar 08, 2018
For instance he went to do a bp test, while waiting for d result he was call by d doctor given a sedative before he woke a brain surgery has been carried out on him.. Question now is what did the doctor do to a normal brain?

Just sue the hospital & ensure that the doctor's license is withdrawn
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by OSUigbo: 10:07am On Mar 08, 2018
He is lucky



Nigerian half-baked doctors (more than 90%) do worse.



They'll even cover it up.
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by omooba969(m): 10:12am On Mar 08, 2018
Compensation Sharp Sharp. grin

Ohshocked I forgot this happened in Africa...sorry bro. cheesy cheesy
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by CofOLandOfPeace(m): 10:15am On Mar 08, 2018
Wow! What a costly mistake. I hope the man is back in a perfect health condition after cutting open his skull.
Prayers for the victim.
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Nobody: 10:28am On Mar 08, 2018
Nigerian doctors forget napkins and scissors inside their patients after surgery. Many have had to face the medical council and had their licensed revoked.

Quack doctors have been found to carry out surgeries in Abuja and run private practices for years.

One of the medical Union's official was found yo be operating with stolen medical school certificates.

Many more are still practicing. It's a charade.
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by strangest(m): 10:29am On Mar 08, 2018
Jomo Kenya
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by millomaniac: 10:30am On Mar 08, 2018
some nairalanders are in urgent need of this kind of brain surgery considering the thrash they spew on here any time they comment undecided

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Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by Nobody: 10:35am On Mar 08, 2018
The patient can sue for damages for ripping his brains apart.
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by DIKEnaWAR: 10:49am On Mar 08, 2018
His life will never remain the same?
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by maclatunji: 10:54am On Mar 08, 2018
Re: Man Who Underwent Mistaken Brain Surgery At Kenyan Hospital Discharged by cadre88(m): 11:09am On Mar 08, 2018
Who noticed that a community hospital performed CT scan? I hope that will happen soon in Nigeria

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