The Gweri County MP Tom Julius Ekudo has requested the government to handle the hindrances hampering the effective and equitable health services in the country’s health sector.
According to Ekudo, despite the progress seen in the health sector, the sector is facing serious challenges including among others; under-staffing, drug stock-outs and poor infrastructure that he says are hindering service delivery in public health facilities across the country.
Ekudo made the remarks while delivering 20 Hospital beds donated by the Ministry of Health to Health Centres in Gweri County.
The 20 beds have been distributed to Awaliwal HCII 6 beds, Aukot HCII 6 beds and Gweri HCIII 8 beds.
Ekudo also noted that the support from the Ministry is part of the government’s commitment to improving service delivery in the health facilities.
He commended the Ministry of Health for giving his county beds and asked the government to continue addressing the challenges facing public health facilities.
Simon Peter Opolot the LCIII Gweri Sub County said that the facilities in Gweri are being faced by under-staffing, inadequate infrastructure, delayed delivery of essential drugs among others.
He asked the government to increase the number of medical workers in Gweri Health Centre III in order to offer effective care.
The in-charge Gweri HCIII George Opolot, asked the government to construct another maternity ward in the facility noting that they receive an overwhelming number of mothers who seek maternity services.
He said that they are currently serving patients in the small ward that was constructed at the beginning of the facility.