In recent years we’ve seen headlines of hospitals, clinics and other health facilities being closed down due to compliance issues. The bulk of these issues tend to be human resource related where we see quacks misrepresenting themselves as qualified medics.
This is cause for concern as such misrepresentation puts patients at risk of malpractices which often lead to poor health outcomes and worse, may even result in fatalities.
For this reason, it’s essential that any kind of medical practice is heavily regulated. In Kenya the body tasked with this vital role is the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council (KMPDC).
Some of the council’s core regulatory functions include:
In order to fulfil part of this mandate, the council keeps a register of all compliant facilities and practitioners to ensure Kenyans get quality healthcare.
You can verify that either is duly registered and licensed to operate by the council by checking against the respective registers provided in their site. To do this:
If you don’t find a facility or a practitioner in the register, then it’s probable that they’re either not duly registered or compliant. You can report this to KMPDC to verify this is indeed the case after which they can take the necessary actions.