Stalled Ambulances

The County Assembly Committee on Implementation visited various hospitals and privately owned garages to establish the state of stalled ambulances and other utility vehicles.
The Committee led by Muminji MCA Hon. Newton Kariuki discovered that some ambulances needed minor repairs, servicing, replacement of batteries and tyres while others had been vandalised beyond repair.
Some of the ambulances have been withheld in garages for up to 19 years due to non-payment of accrued repair charges.
The County Assembly Committee on Health toured Muminji and Evurore to establish the condition of public dispensaries. The Committee led by Chairman Hon. Job Itumo sought to ascertain the staffing and stocking levels of the healthcare facilities, shape of insfastructure and medical equipment and their readiness for upgrading to Level Three status.
The leaders visited Kathanje, Kirie, Kiogogo, Karerema, Kyenire and Ciangera dispensaries, noting the workload of each infirmary and the challenges that impede effective service delivery.
The team was also keen on investigating allegations of haphazard transfers of medical personnel and delayed payment of support staff.
Statements raised by Evurore MCA Hon. Duncan Mbui and his nominated counterpart Hon. Augustine Njeru queried non-operationalisation of maternity wards in far-flung areas, lack of basic equipment and failure by the County Government to post medics in dispensaries, therefore forcing residents to travel long distances in search of medical services.
The Committee will collate it’s findings and draft a report for tabling and deliberation at the County Assembly.
The Committee will compile a report with recommendations for tabling and deliberation at the Assembly.