The Lamu ailing health sector issue is now heading to the Senate after Lamu County Senator Anuwar Loitiptip raised grave concerns about the health state of affair in the county.
Mr. Anuwar noted with concerns how patients have received pathetic health care at the Mpeketoni Sub-county hospital.
According to Mr. Anuwar, Mpeketoni hospital lacks proper medical equipment subjecting patients to more suffering.
The Senator after visiting the hospital noted that it was in a filthy environment and faced drastic shortage of beds to accommodate patients who needed admission.
The hospital had only one gas cylinder that poses major health risk in case the gas runs out during an emergency or an operation.
Addressing journalists at the hospital, Loitiptip also noted that the only ambulance at the hospital is grounded and cannot transport patients in case of referrals.
He also disclosed that the health facility is poorly managed and efforts to tame the situation must be urgently and immediately constituted.
“I have already written to the Senate to visit the hospital and recommend the necessary actions” he noted.
[Lamu Senator Hon. Anuwar Loitiptip at Mpeketoni hospital. Photo/courtesy].
Earlier during his visit to the hospital, Lamu County Assembly Deputy speaker Paul Kimani demanded for immediate actions to enable the hospital properly serve patients who visit the health facility for medical attention.
“How can patients share hospital beds? Are those mandated to man our health facilities in the county properly executing their mandate?” he posed.
However, Lamu county Governor Fahim Twaha said urgent actions will be taken to salvage the situation.
Meanwhile, Lamu residents are calling for the resignation of the Lamu County Health executive member Ann Gathoni over laxity.
They said the Lamu county health sector is currently in a sorry state of affair.