Hundreds of doctors have walked off the job in Kenya, demanding policy changes at a hospital where the wrong patient was given brain surgery. It has been more than a week since a specialist doctor in training -- cut open the skull of the patient, who was only meant to have a non-invasive procedure.
According to reports the resident surgeons colleagues say it was a mistake that was not the fault of the surgeon. "While our friend may have exhibited some procedural short comings, the surgery was done on the wrong patient mainly because of wrong patient labeling by the ward staff"
The main union for doctors' and dentists' in Kenya also came to the defense of the doctors and suspended medical staff after the mistake, arguing that the hospital is simply "overwhelmed" by staffing shortages and a lack of operating rooms.