Governor Akaranga warns incompetent health workers
14 January 2015, 20:49
Vihiga - Vihiga County Governor Moses Akaranga has put incompetent medical staff at hospitals in the county on notice.
Akaranga said he was particularly not happy with the way medical staff at various hospitals were discharging their duties and warned that he would not tolerate incompetency and corruption at the facilities.
"I have received complains from the public over alleged incompetence by medical staff at our county health facilities. They should change or I take stern action against them," he warned.
The governor said KES 100 million will be used for expansion of the county referral hospital in Mbale town.
Akaranga said that a stalled ward, theatre and an administration block will be constructed under the programme this year.
"We have already released KES 20 million to be used to start the exercise and other funds will be given out later," said Akaranga.
He was speaking at Epali Health Centre in Emuhaya sub county.
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The governor said the CEC in charge of Health and his Chief Officer will relocate to the hospital to be able to handle complains from residents seeking medical assistance.
He said such programmes were part of measures put in place to elevate the hospital.
He pointed out that the facility was serving a bigger number of patients in the county and its status should be improved for effective service delivery.
He noted that a new and adequately equipped ambulance has been allocated to the hospital to help in handling emergencies.adding that plans were underway to give the health facilities a facelift to improve service delivery.
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