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Malindi: National Medical Board conduct crackdown

15 February 2012, 10:29 Alloys Musyoka

The Medical Practitioners Board and Dentists Board has issued a two weeks ultimatum to Malindi Municipal Council Hospital to equip laboratory and repair their toilets which are in pathetic conditions failure to which the facility will be closed down.

The National Medical practitioners and Dentists Board Chief Executive Officer Daniel Yumbya said the public facility was not in good condition and called for it’s urgent repair.

“How can that facility serving the public can operate with one toilet; the lab is not equipped and officers are working out of their dust coats. We are looking on this issue as it is shame to the Municipal council. We are giving them only two weeks or else it will be closed for the sake of public safety, “he noted with concern, on Tuesday.

Yumbya said members of public who could not be able to access private health facilities have a right to be attended to at clean and safe public facilities but decried why the facility was dirty, with dust all over the windows and doors.

Yumbya said it was not logical for laboratory attendants and other clinical officers to operate without their appropriate attires despite the fact that it is a public facility, since they were exposing patients and also themselves to great danger of cross infection.

 “We can’t close down private medical facilities which are not complying with medical board’s rules and regulation and leave a public health facility like this. The toilets should be repaired and equipment’s to the lab provided and if there is no dust coats for officer they must be purchased for them before the expiry of two weeks,” he asserted.


The National Medical Board Chief exercutive Officer Daniel Yumbya accompanied by plain clothes police officers escorting a woman trying to avoid scribes' cameras caught operating a medical facility without permit at Kisumu Ndogo area in Malindi town.


The Board together with the Nursing Council of Kenya, Radiation Protection Board and Pharmacy and Poisons Board were conducting crackdown in Malindi district to flush out quarks purporting to be medical practitioners as well as closing down unregistered medical facilities.

During the crackdown in the tourist’s town, they arrested four quacks who were operating without medical permit from Medical Board and also closed down four medical facilities which had not complied with Pharmacy and Poisons Board as well as Medical practitioners and Dentist Board regulations.

He said the crackdown was meant to flush out people purporting to be medical practitioners and exposed locals to a great danger since they had not been authorized by Medical Board to operate medical facilities.

He said they managed to inspect 28 medical facilities both private and public in Malindi tourist town.

“It had come to our notice that there are people who are injecting and dispensing medicine in our county without authorisation from the Medical Board. And so we have conducted the crackdown here in Malindi to arrest all those people, because they expose Kenyans into great danger,” he said after the crackdown.

Yumbya however urged all medical officers working in any medical facilities to be in their dust coats and use gloves which he said helps to protect cross infection.

The National Medical Board Chief Executive Officer has also urged locals in the area to be vigilant and make sure medical practitioners attending to them are qualified from both private and public health centers.

Public need to be vigilant

 “It is their right to be attended by professionals because at the end of the service they pay, and also to avoid risking their lives, they must report to us any medical facility they doubt is not authorized and also people dispensing medicines without our permit,” he noted.

He said some chemists were being operated by people unauthorized dealers who were risking locals’ lives.

He was accompanied by Doctor Fatma Abdalla of Kenyatta Hospital, a Member of National Medical Board among others during the crackdown in Malindi.

Yumbya stated that the four people who were arrested would be arraigned in court to be charged with offence of operating medical facilities without National Medical Board permit.

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