Nakuru County Health task force completes its mandate

The Nakuru county Health task force is expected to release its official report this week on the state of health sector in Nakuru County.
According to the task force chair Prof.James Tuitoek, the whole exercise had been tiresome but he is optimistic that the findings and the recommendations of the report to be released will help majorly in addressing the challenges that have faced the sector for long.
He was addressing media in Nakuru town on Monday after holding a meeting with Health sector personnel.
“We can confidently say as a task force that it has been tiresome but we managed and by the commitments of our government our report should be ready by this week “he said.
In its preliminary report, the task force had revealed that most health facilities in Nakuru County are idle.
Prof. James Tuitoek said that most of these facilities include maternity facilities.
He said that they have found out that some facilities built as maternity lack staff and wards.
He said that most of these facilities are those that were built during Kinuthia Mbugua’s administration.
On human resource issues, the taskforce had established that despite good co-operation from health workers, there is an acute shortage of staff to work in health facilities.
The county has also been found to be facing a serious problem in waste disposal considering that it has only two functional incinerators in Nakuru level five hospital and Langa langa sub county hospital.
According to the task force chairman, most health facilities cannot dispose off expired drugs because they lack incinerators.
He noted that this was a matter that needed serious attention given that affected facilities are forced to keep the drugs awaiting to dispose them off properly.
PHOTO/Courtesy:Nakuru County Health task force during a meeting at Governor’s office.

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