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Migori County Referral Hospital In Need Of More Health Workers.

Migori, Monday, June 03, 2019 KNA By George Agimba
Migori County Referral Hospital In Need Of More Health Workers.
The only referral hospital in Migori region does not have personnel in critical sections such as radiography, according to the institution management.
It is short of neurosurgeon, radiographers and nurses, a situation that has compromised its service delivery to the people.
Hospital administrator Castry Otuoma says despite receiving medical equipments worth billions of shillings from the national government, some of the expensive machines were still lying idle due to lack of personnel to operate them.
“We had a radiographer who resigned and to date we have advertised and no one has come out to seek for the position,” he told a team of County Development Implementation and Coordination Committee (CDICC) that was inspecting the multi-billion medical kits at the facility.
Mr. Castry said the hospital requires more health workers to operate the new machines in order to effectively serve patients seeking services at the facility.
It is only the renal section that has been fixed with the new machines, but still lacks enough personnel to make it run well.
A second theater has not started operation at the facility, yet new machines have been supplied towards that course, it emerged during the verification of the new machines, pointing to the multiple problems dogging the facility.
CDICC chairman Mr. Joseph Rotich who was accompanied by the President’s delivery unit (PDU) director Mr. Melchizedek Onguso, called on the hospital administration to hasten the fixing and use of the new machines to benefit of the local people.
Mr. Rotich, who is also the area county commissioner said the national government was keen to ensure that the people got value for their money that was spent in purchasing the machines.
“It would be a lost priority to buy the machines and leave them to gather dusts in stores while patients are suffering while seeking for the services of the same kits in far flung hospitals,” he stressed.