By Shadrack Nyakoe
Nairobi Members of County Assembly have today cautioned against the statement to close down Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital and call the Senate to let the services in the facility remain open without disruptions as it serve over two million Kenyans.
The move to close down the hospital comes after the Senate’s Health Committee led by Uasin Gishu Senator Jackson Mandago listened to witness accounts and harrowing tales of how they lost their kins and loved ones in purported negligence at the facility.
The MCAs led by Mountain View Ward Rep Maurice Ochieng who is also the chairperson for Health Committee at the Assembly said the services of the hospital are still needed by many Kenyans and it should remain open as investigations continue.
“We express our support to the Senate and we as the county health committee wish the probe will be thorough to provide justice to the affected families. The county assembly will examine all necessary information and issue reports to relevant stakeholders and authorities. We will also engage the county executive to ensure that Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital becomes a center for saving lives in a way that respects dignity of all patients,” stated MCA Ochieng.
Maurice added that mechanisms must be put in place by the county government to ensure continuity of services at Mama Lucy Hospital.