Ruai Family Hospital’s license has been cancelled by the Kenya Medical and Dentist Board Council following their violation of COVID-19 deployment guidelines.
The hospital which doubles up as a COVID-19 vaccination centre is believed to have redirected vaccines to other uncertified sites.
According to CEO Daniel Yumbya, the hospital also conducted the vaccination exercises in an unrestrained surroundings.
“…the quality and efficacy of vaccines cannot be ascertained and thus endangering public safety,” Yumbya affirmed.
Yumbya today gave directives that the hospital closes down the facility instantly.
“This should be done in consultation with the patients and relatives. Organize to transfer all in-patients to other facilities of their choice within the next 24 hours,” he said.
Yumbya further asked the hospital management to appear before the council disciplinary and ethics committee today at 10 am at KMPDC.
He added that they should be accompanied by all the staff who have been in control of the vaccines assigned to the hospital over the previous month.
“The council notes that the continued operation of the facility brings into question the safety of the patients being managed therein,” Yumbya argued.
Earlier this week, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe urged the Board to deregister all health facilities conducting COVID-19 vaccination at a fee.
Mutahi said selling COVID-19 vaccines to Kenyans is a criminal offence and asked Kenyans not to pay any fee.
He also advised Kenyans to only get vaccinated at the vaccination centres approved by the Ministry of Health.
By Everlyne Bosibori