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Sunday, 7 December 2014

MALAVA HOSPITAL SICK ITSELF AS STAFF MALINGER

Residents of Kakamega North districtare up in arms against the management of Malava District Hospital over what they termed as poor services the facility offers.
The residents complained that patients who visit the facility are treated like aliens in their own land making them finally leave without being attended to due to negligence by the hospital administration.
The health facility, it is said, is a good resting place for lazy nurses, clinical officers and doctors who are always seen loitering in the hospital holding bottled water.
It has been the order to see nurses use abusive language towards patients at the medical institution which is situated in the heart of Malava town.
The residents wondered about the time the hospital workers were taking as they took more than three hours outside the hospital during lunch hours.  They called on the hospital management under Okware Opar the medical superintendent to arrest the situation.
This comes hot on the heels of another call from Soita Shitanda who recently visited the hospital and found more than three patients were sharing a bed.
Shitanda called on the county government to extend a helping hand to the ailing hospital. He asked the county government to supply blankets to the hospital as patients are forced to carry their own beddings.
The hospital is facing challenges ranging from shortage of drugs, lack of X-ray machines, and shortage of doctors.
Patients are forced to buy drugs from chemists some of which belong to the hospital staff. The hospital’s theatre building has been turned into a store.