Governor Orengo comes face-to-face with poor state of healthcare in Siaya
Siaya governor, James Orengo, has attributed poor health delivery in the county to lack of proper facilities and poor working environment.
Speaking after making impromptu visits to various public hospitals within the county, Orengo reaffirmed his commitment to improving the delivery of health services.
He also noted that most hospitals within the county have a serious shortage of critical staff such as doctors. He gave the example of Bondo Sub county Hospital which, he said, had only four doctors against a requirement of 15.
The governor said that he will continue working closely with the county ministry of health to ensure that the residents get access to proper healthcare.
“There is a severe shortage of workers and health providers in most of the health centers,” said governor Orengo.
He was accompanied by Gideon Ochanda, deputy governor, William Oduol and the health and sanitation county executive committee member, Dismas Wakla.
Mr Orengo also said mortuaries in all public hospitals, except for Yala Sub county Hospital in Gem, lack cooling facilities for preserving bodies.
“I am not happy that all level four hospitals in Siaya except for Yala have no proper mortuaries. They serve a huge population but without refrigeration,” Mr Orengo said.