MACHAKOS, Kenya, May 6 – The Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacist and Dentist Board CEO Daniel Yumbya has revoked Shalom Hospital’s operational licence and ordered for its immediate closure.
This follows the death of a seven-month-old baby boy after he was allegedly injected at the facility for treatment of a burn.
The Machakos County Government has also withdrawn the business permit and licence issued to the facility.
The hospital’s Managing Director George Onyango has been arrested and locked up at Machakos Central Police Station where the nurse who administered the drug is also being held with three other officials.
This follows a raid to the facility by KMPDB CEO, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua and national and county health officers regarding an incident where a 7-month-old baby died after allegedly being injected with Morphine.
The facility had been issued with a notice of up to 6.00 pm Monday to clear its outpatients and 24 hours for those in wards to be transferred to other facilities.