NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17 – The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board has deregistered 2,275 practitioners citing non-compliance.
Through a notice, the Board’s Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yumbya said the Board had resolved to de-register those who have failed to apply for retention for the year 2019 as provided in the Medical Practitioners Act.
“The Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board during its 120th full Board meeting resolved to remove from the register a total of 2,063 medical practitioners and 212 dental practitioners who have failed to apply for retention for the year 2019 as provided under section 14 of the Medical Practitioners and Dentists Act,” he stated.
He further stated that the list and details of deregistered practitioners and those who are duly registered for the year 2010 as per the Board’s resolution is available on the Board’s website, www.medicalboard.co.ke.
Those who wish to be reinstated will however be required to apply for their annual retention certificate through the Medical Board website.
There has been an increase in the number of quack doctors who have been operating illegally without the required licenses from the Board.
The most recent case was Mugo wa Wairimu who was running a clinic in Kayole offering treatment and running a medical facility illegally, but was arrested last year in November.