Lamu county health facilities have started receiving drugs after weeks of protests from locals.
The locals led by Lamu Senator Anuwar Loitiptip blamed their Governor Fahim Twaha for laxity and ignoring the critical health sector.
Mr. Loitiptip criticized Twaha saying the governor is incompetent and has deliberately caused the dwindling state of the health sector in the county.
According to Loitiptip, King Fahad and Mpeketoni hospitals lack medicine, adequate beds and personnel to properly serve locals.
Loitiptip who later wrote official complaint to the Senate appealed to the Senate to visit the County and assess the ‘ailing’ Lamu health department.
On Friday last week the Senate health committee led by its Chairperson Dr. Michael Mbito visited King Fahad and Mpeketoni hospitals in a fact finding mission and vowed to summon Mr. Twaha to appear before the Senate.
“We are not joking around with such serious health issues the governor must answer to these grave health concerns,” said Mr. Mbito.
[Lamu Senator Anuwar Loitiptip (in a black suit) at the Mpeketoni dispensary. Photo/courtesy].
On his part Lamu Loitiptip vowed to take Lamu Governor head on over the health matter.
On Saturday after the Senate visit, Lamu hospitals and dispensaries started receiving medicine.
The supply of drugs to the hospital was for no proper reasons grounded in June last year and locals have been relying on private chemists for medicine.
However, Loitiptip says he is not done yet with his governor despite the supply of drugs to King Fahad, Mpeketoni dispensary among other health facilities in the county.
“As Lamu residents we want to see a well equipped hospital, with adequate and qualified personnel to provide us with the required health services,” noted Mr. Anuwar.