Written by admin on October 28, 2020
Residents of Homa -Bay Town West ward and its environs are now complaining of poor health care services at Koduogo dispensary due to shortage of staff following the recent transfer of two nurses who were posted at the facility.
Koduogo dispensary had three nurses including the nurse in charge who has been serving the members of the community seeking medical attention at the health facility.
The residents have expressed dissatisfaction after the county department of health transferred two nurses last week, a decision they claim has paralyzed essential medical services at the dispensary.
Homa- Bay Town West ward MCA Joash Achieng says that the nurses were transferred after allegedly underwent through Intensive Care Unit (ICU) management training and moved to the county referral hospital and no new nurse has been posted to date.
He says that services offered at the health facility such as maternity, immunization, HIV testing and counseling and management of other diseases are now crippled and residents are being forced to seek the services in other facilities which are far away from them.
The residents want the county government of Homa- Bay to consider posting nurses at the health facility to cushion them from walking long distances in search of health care services.
The county chief officer for health Dr. Gerald Aketche confirms that the two nurses who were transferred from Koduogo dispensary are among the health workers who were trained on ICU management and will be posted at the county referral hospital.
Dr. Aketche says that they will post new nurses at the facility in the next 24 hours to ensure normal health care services are back to normal.