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License of Ruai Family Hospital revoked

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The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council has revoked the operating license of Ruai Family Hospital over alleged violation of COVID-19 Vaccination regulations.

The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council has revoked the operating license of Ruai Family Hospital over alleged violation of COVID-19 Vaccination regulations.

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The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council has revoked the operating license of Ruai Family Hospital over alleged violation of COVID-19 Vaccination regulations.

According to the council, the hospital, which had been designated as a COVID-19 Vaccination Centre, has been diverting vaccines to other unauthorised premises..

CEO Daniel Yumbya said the hospital also carried out the vaccination exercises in an uncontrolled environment.

“…the quality and efficacy of vaccines cannot be ascertained and thus endangering public safety,”

Yumbya said.

“The council is in receipt of credible information that the Ruai Family Hospital which is designated as a COVID-19 Vaccination Centre has; Contravened the rules and regulations governing the COVID-19 deployment; and Diverted vaccines meant for use at the said facility under unclear circumstances to other unauthorized premises, and carried out the vaccination exercises in an uncontrolled environment, wherein the quality and efficacy of vaccines cannot be ascertained and thus endangering public safety,” read the statement in part.

As a result, the council questioned the safety of the facility and directed it to be shut down and all patients transferred.

“The hospital management has been summoned to appear before the Council’s Disciplinary and Ethics Committee on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 10.00 a.m.,” continued the statement.

Further, the Hospital has been ordered, in consultation with patients /relatives to organize to transfer all the in-patients to other facilities of their choice within the next 24 hours.

The Hospital management has also been directed to appear before the Council’s Disciplinary and Ethics Committee on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, accompanied by all the personnel who have been involved in the handling of COVID-19 vaccines allocated to the Hospital in the last month.

This comes a day after Health CS Mutahi Kagwe warned that facilities that are unable to account for all doses issued will be deregistered.

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