Lack of drugs derail health services in Kajiado County

Written By: KBC Reporter

The Kajiado County Health Department is on the spot over lack of drugs and equipment at public health facilities in the region.

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This they say is in spite of adequate budgetary allocation for the same.

A report tabled at Kajiado County Assembly by the Health Committee shows that 138 million shillings  was allocated in the financial year 2018/2019 Kajiado County yet health facilities don’t have the necessary drugs to to administer to patients.

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Residents in Noong, Loitoktok in Kajiado County now claim some doctors in public hospitals are involved in a drugs theft syndicate.

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Some doctors are said to be operating private clinics and chemists near public hospitals where they refer patients to buy drugs alleged stolen from the public hospitals.

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Kajiado County Assembly MCAs say the situation is replicated in public hospitals across Kajiado.

While debating a report tabled at County Assembly by the health Committee MCAs questioned why the health department had failed to fund public hospitals as expected.

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They are calling for thorough investigations on the same and urged the County Government to sack officers found culpable.

Kajiado County Assembly Speaker Johnson Osoi says the County Executive must ensure residents access quality health services.



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