Migori: Referral Hospital grapples with bad press as County Committee talks tough

for Tv47 Digital January 24, 2023, 11:25 AM
Migori County Referral Hospital on its knees?
Migori County Referral Hospital main entrance in Migri town. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • The 12-member committee made an impromptu visit at the health facility following allegations of patient mistreatment outcry by the medical staff, and perennial water shortages.

    • George Omamba, the committee chairperson, said the breakdown of machines and understaffing has seen the number of patients admitted to the Referral hospital reduce. 

    Migori County Assembly Committee on Health Services has faulted the health department over alleged poor service delivery and wanton corruption at the Migori County Referral Hospital.

    The 12-member committee made an impromptu visit at the health facility following a public outcry on patient mistreatment by the medical staff, and perennial water shortages.

    George Omamba, the committee's chairperson, said breakdown of machines, negligence and understaffing has forced the Referral hospital to admit only a few patients.

    The spot check revealed that the county’s oxygen plant which was installed four years ago is no longer operational. Patients in need of intensive care are referred to neighbouring counties.

    The committee also took note of the misappropriation of funds saying millions of shillings and assorted drugs have been lost through theft. 

    Omamba said there is need to automate revenue collection at the facility to stem the pilferage. 

    Julius Awuor Nyerere, Health CEC however downplayed the allegations saying the team is barely three months old in office. He said they need more time to restructure the administration.

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