The Ministry of Health has closed down six Health facilities in Homa Bay County over failure to meet the required standards set by the government.
The six facilities are among 811 Health facilities across the country the ministry of Health has ordered to be closed for failure to meet the minimum standards for license.
The Health facilities closed in Homa Bay County include Atlas Medical and Dentist Clinic, Mediocare Medical Clinic, Adiedo Medical Centre, Kosele Medical Centre and Mativas Medical Centre.
A spot check by KNA in Homa bay town revealed that the Atlas Medical and Dentist Clinic was still operating.
According to the clinic proprietor John Natala he had not received any official communication on the closure of the facility.
Natala added that he is ready to comply with all regulations required by the Ministry of Health adding that he is waiting for the health officials to inform him about deficiencies in his clinic and he will comply.
At Mediocare Medical Clinic also situated in Homa Bay Town, the proprietor Kennedy Abende said that he had closed down the facility four months ago saying he could not continue operating the business due to difficulties in management.
By Dan Oduor and Davis Langat