Kangundo level four hospital (source. Facebook)
Machakos Governor Dr.Alfred Mutua has called for action after reports that some of the health facilities in the county lack adequate commodities.
Mutua said that his deputy Francis Maliti would lead a team that will investigate the claims.
He said that the issue could be suspected sabotage, management failures and cartels.
"I have asked my Deputy Governor @Francis_Maliti to lead a team to investigate claims that some of our Machakos health facilities lack adequate commodities & some patients are being asked to go and purchase medicines from outside. I suspect sabotage, management failures & cartels," he said on his Twitter page.
He noted that Machakos county government provides for free health care and no patient should be asked to buy anything.
He accused cartels and officers of attempting to sabotage his work with all manner of excuses.
"My Government provides 100% free Health care, even for surgeries, hospitalization & even cancer treatment. Quality treatment should not only be for the rich. I am fed up of cartels & officers who try to sabotage my work with all manner of excuses to benefit private clinics," he said.
He admitted the national government has delayed in giving out resources to the counties but argued that should not be an issue in Machakos.
Governor Mutua was responding after reports that services in Kangundo level four hospital was being affected by lack of gloves.
According to reports patients were being asked to buy gloves to be attended to.
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