Embu Senator Njeru Ndwiga has urged the Senate to urgently intervene and address the health crisis affecting Kerugoya Referral Hospital in Neighboring Kirinyaga County
Ndwiga said health crisis at Kerugoya hospital is affecting neighboring Counties including Embu Referral Hospital.
The hospital is in deplorable mess after workers downed tools demanding better working conditions.
The hospital which recently laid off over 200 casual workers including cleaners is in a total mess manifested by blocked toilets, unwashed linen due to lack of essential running water.
“Over 60 percent of the cases at Embu are from Kirinyaga County,we cant go on like this,urgent actions are needed,” said Ndwiga
Ndwiga who spoke at the Senate proceedings told the house to use its powers in urgently address the mess now affecting his people.
The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has even threatened to withdraw doctors from the Kerugoya Referral Hospital in Kirinyaga County due to the facility’s deplorable state.
Speaking after visiting health facilities in the county, the KMPDU officials gave Governor Anne Waiguru 72 hours to reinstate 346 sacked casual workers or face the wrath of the union.
“The hospital is very dirty and our doctors cannot work in such an environment filled with infections,” said Dr. Gor Goody, KMPDU Central region branch Secretary.
Kirinyaga women rep Wangui Ngirichi has threatened to mobilise locals to stage protests accusing Waiguru of inefficiency