County health workers urged to be committed in service delivery

Murang’a County Deputy Governor Stephen Munania has issued a warning to a section of the county health workers who are slacking in service delivery to the people.

Speaking while on an impromptu visit to Kangema Sub county hospital Monday evening after public outcry due to poor services, Munania observed he was dismayed at the level of non-commitment among the health personnel at the sub county health facility.

“After receiving numerous complaints from the public that the facility lacks medicine and that the services they receive are poor, we decided to pay an impromptu visit and to our surprise, the services being offered here are below par, it is not right,” he said, further noting that most of the personnel supposed to be serving patients had absconded duty.

“Consequently, we have ascertained that the facility has enough medicine yet the patients get turned away under the pretext that the hospital has not been equipped with medicine,” he added.

“We have also noted that the health officers have left their work stations leaving patients stranded which is totally unacceptable and they must reform or face disciplinary actions,” stated the DG.

Munania confirmed that the county government had already allocated Sh3.6m to the facility so as to equip it and ensure it serves its intended purpose to the residents of Kangema and its environs.

On his part, Kangema Member of Parliament Peter Kihungi commended the County Government for prioritizing health care and striving to equip and empower the health facility that currently serves Mathioya and Kangema constituencies.

Kihungi also urged the health personnel to treat patients with dignity and to remain committed in their work as the current administration is keen on overhauling and improving the health care sector.