Residents decry lack of essential drugs at Huruma Sub County Hospital!


-There  has been hue and  cry from suppliers who are yet  to be paid upto KSH5M  money for  service rendered

Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii flagging of a consignment of Drugs from KEMSA/PHOTO JAMES GITAKA

A section of  Huruma ward  residents  in Turbo ,Uasin Gishu County have decried lack of  essential drugs at the Huruma Sub County Hospital .

The  Residents  claim despite colossal amounts of money pumped into the  purchase of  drugs  by the county government ,poor  management at the facility has  continuously  led to poor service  delivery at the Sub County hospital domiciled in the President’s backyard.

Residents have complained  of long unending queues that have  forced most of the  elderly patients to return  back home untreated.

Jeremiah Rambo, a local resident  claims patients  are forced to seek laboratory services at an adjacent health facility owned by some of the county health workers .

“We are always directed to a private  clinic  to have Medical laboratory services ,why is it  that we  can’t  have  such services at such a  Sub County  level hospital”Paused Rambo.

The  hospital management  is claimed to owe suppliers  close to KSH5M.

“There  has been hue and  cry from suppliers who are yet  to be paid upto KSH5M  money for  service rendered ” Said Harun Maina.

The  residents have pleaded with Governor Bii who is  committed to transforming health care provision in Uasin Gishu to order in investigation into the  allegations and  take necessary legal and  administrative action

“we know the governor is committed to enhance  service  delivery, but that cannot be realized if Health care  workers at  Huruma Sub County hospital  continue to refer their  patients to the Moi Teaching and referral Hospital ,continue to ask patients  to seek lab services  outside of the hospital at a private  clinic and worst still lack essential drugs”Said  Veronicah Njeri a village elder

The residents have also demanded the transfer of security officers manning the hospital who have overstayed  for over  6 years  and  are part of the cartel sending patients to the nearby clinics for lab services.

The  Hospital security is provided by Lavington security limited.

Uasin Gishu County Executive for health Dr Sam Kotut,did not respond over the concerns raised.

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