Rachuonyo Kasipul Level 4 Hospital receives equipment

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The  Rachuonyo Kasipul Hospital in Homa Bay County has benefited from ultra modern equipments from the National government  in a bid to improve health care for the local community.

The  Hospital’s Medical Officer in Charge, Dr. Peter Ogolla said the hospital received an Ultra sound machine, two X-Ray machines, C-Arm machine, two theatre tables, and two aesthetic machines.

Speaking  while conducting the County Development Implementation Committee (CDIC) on a tour of the facility, Dr Ogola  however, lamented that the hospital lacks trained personnel to handle some of the equipment especially the Ultra-sound and C-Arm  machines.

The medic also noted the Hospital lacks orthopedic surgeons.

He  told  the committee led by the Director of Presidential Delivery  Unit, Gerishon  Wangira  and  County Commissioner (CC), Macharia  Irungu to liaise with the County Government to deploy more doctors to the facility.

“We  urgently  require Orthopedic Surgeons to serve the high number of road accident patients who are taken to the hospital,” Dr. Ogolla said.

He  lamented that they were served by Kenya Power with an inflated electricity bill of over Sh. 2 million leading to power  supply being disconnected from time to time.

Dr. Ogolla  also said frequent power outage from the national grid forces them to use a generator which is unable to run  some of the  hospital equipment.

“The generator also consumes a lot of fuel adding expenses to the hospital,” he said.

Irungu  directed  Kenya Power County Officer in Charge, Ken Okumbe to settle the issue of billing and frequent power outages.

By  Davis Langat/ Natasha Kanisa

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