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Kenyans have a right to know why hospitals near them are not working

The Kiambu government has prioritised the improvement of health facilities to promote quality care.
The Kiambu government has prioritised the improvement of health facilities to promote quality care.
Why are vital drugs missing in your county hospital? We have information that some hospitals do not even have painkillers such as Panadol.

Healthcare is very vital to all humans, and the powers that be should be open on this matter by letting the public know exactly what is not happening.

Kenyans have the right to know what is happening in the health sector because they pay taxes.

When vital drugs are not available along with oxygen cylinders to manage Covid-19 patients, people get scared.

Covid-19 infection is currently the most expensive disease to manage in the country, and not any other Tom, Dick and Hurry can afford.

Kenyans are a worried lot. They are worried because they do not know who they will turn to when their loved ones are infected by this coronavirus.

Some counties are yet to account for the millions they received last year. 

Counties like Bomet, Kiambu, Kakamega and Machakos have equipped their working intensive care units in their referral hospitals.

Patients infected by a coronavirus in the said counties do not need to be taken to Nairobi because they have working health facilities and required drugs and equipment.

It costs a coronavirus in city hospitals a whopping Sh 80,000 per day to manage his/her demands.

For example, the hospitals charge Sh14, 000 for oxygen, Sh14, 000 for a nurse managing the patient, Sh 10, 000 for the doctor and Sh2,000 for the doctor’s mask every day.

Every drug administered and gloves used, come with their prices.

As I have said, this disease comes with a threatening cost. Does your county hospital have all those required items and drugs?

Why are coronavirus patients from your county still being taken to private hospitals in Nairobi and yet millions of shillings was provided by your local and national treasuries last year?

Why are vital drugs missing in your county hospital? We have information that some hospitals do not even have painkillers such as Panadol.

Who can you blame for this? Why are county hospitals in Bomet, Kakamega, Kiambu and Machakos working while those near you went to slumber immediately counties were established?

I squarely blame all these shortcomings on bad leadership in counties that have failed to deliver services to their subjects.

When some of the current governors were looking for votes before the last general elections, they pretended to be humans.

They have now turned into gods. They pretend to know things they have no idea about them. Some are said not to accept sincere advice from their close people around them.

To such kind of leaders, I am telling you – God is watching.

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