A patient accidentally underwent. Brain surgery

cheiroyrgike epembase SURGERY, KENYA

A neurosurgeon working at Kenya's largest hospital has been made available after operating on the wrong patient's brain, the hospital said.

The scandal, which has sparked a storm of reactions on social networking sites, is the latest in a series of shocking Kenyan National hospitals in recent weeks, following allegations of sexual assault by nursing staff against patients and abduction of an infant.

The surgeon, two nurses and an anesthesiologist were made available pending the completion of the investigation into this surgery in which "the wrong patient" underwent, the hospital said in a statement.

Health Minister Sicily Kariouki also decided to temporarily remove the hospital's director. According to the Daily Nation, two men were taken to hospital on Sunday. One of the patients had to have brain surgery to remove a hematoma while the other had to undergo medication to treat an edema.

During the surgery, the doctors discovered that there was no hematoma in the brain of the patient, who was being operated on at the time, and that this patient was not the right one. The hospital expressed "deep regret" over the incident and assured that it would do everything possible to guarantee "the safety and health of the patient". According to the hospital, the patient is "recovering".