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