A technical team from the Ministry of Health has carried out an assessment of the situation at Isiolo County Referral Hospital following public outcry over delivery of services at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
According to Isiolo Governor Dr. Mohamed Kuti, the report of the team that was led by the head of the Directorate of Public Health Dr. Francis Kuria and the Director of Nursing Services Dr. Mary Ishepe Nandili would be made public later on.
“The team spent two days touring the facility and are expected to hand over their findings and recommendations to CS Mutahi Kagwe who will make the report public,” said Dr. Kuti.
Speaking to journalists, the Governor expressed optimism that the CS would soon announce the findings and recommendations that will restore the already damaged image of the facility mainly because of political statements by his adversaries.
Isiolo Senator Fatuma Dullo made an appeal for closure of the hospital temporarily after two patients, including a 53 year old nurse from Isiolo succumbed to Covid-19 complications while being taken to Kenyatta University Teaching and Referral Hospital for ICU services two weeks ago.
The County Administration has however maintained that ICU which was set up at the KMTC Isiolo campus due to lack of space, has been delivering quality services and warned residents against being duped by politicians out to fight the devolved government.
Kuti urged members of the public to disregard sensational remarks by politicians and instead build confidence in the public facility.
He said that his administration will however keep on improving services for the benefit of county residents.
Apart from the ICU and High Dependency Unit (HDU), the technical team from the National Government also toured the Isolation Ward, General Ward, Oxygen Plant, CT-Scan, Bio-safety laboratory, Pharmacy, Renal Unit, New Born Unit and the Incinerator among other installations at the Hospital.
By David Nduro