Governors blame medics for public hospitals crisis

President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) shares a light moment with Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma on November 15, 2015. Governor Ranguma on November 16, 2015 said doctors found culpable of negligence should bear the responsibility. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • He noted that the fact that few doctors were leaving patients unattended did not mean the entire health system had failed because of devolution.
  • Recently, a woman in labour died after she was allegedly abandoned at the Kakamega County Hospital, claims that the authorities have denied.
  • Vihiga Governor Moses Akaranga has set up a seven-member team to deal with the challenges in the county referral hospital.

Governors have refused to take blame for the pain and suffering in county hospitals, saying the problem is not with the health system.

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