HEALTH COMMITTEE TO RE-VISIT HOSPITALS IN BAD STATE

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Members of Health Services committee has held extensive meeting to deliberate on the report on the state of both Malava Sub-County and Kakamega County General Referral Hospitals.
This came after a visit to the two facilities by the committee.
According to Hon. Simon Tali, a member to the committee, Malava hospital is faced with a series of challenges among them; lack of proper public health services and drugs, lack of enough beds in the newly constructed ward, understaffing in various departments.
Some patients are forced to share beds with maternity wing being the most affected.
Hon. Jackline Okanya said that the situation at the facility needed to be handled with some urgency.
 She added that there is need to promote some  staff who had stagnated in one job groups for long.
The members called for a streamlined procurement systems in health facilities.
The committee unanimously agreed to pay an impromptu visit to Malava and Kakamega County General Hospitals soon so as to find out the exact state of hospitals before making its final recommendations.
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