Improve medical supplies in hospitals

EDITOR — The government, and the ministry of Health and Child Care in particular, should try and make sure that medication needed by patients is readily available at hospitals.

Recently, one of my relatives was admitted at a provincial hospital  and I was surprised that all the medication that was needed had to be sourced from outside.

When someone is admitted to a hospital, one would think that their relative would be assisted and provided for while there, but this has turned out to be a nightmare when the relatives have to start looking for money to buy everything from drips to all the necessary medication that the patient needs.

Even the food that is provided in hospitals is not good enough for the patients.

Government should try to invest in health care and make sure that they attract the investors to make sure that there is adequate medication in hospitals.

This problem is not only limited to provincial hospitals, but national referral hospitals  as well as district hospitals.

The government should not concentrate on building beautiful structures but make sure that the medication needed to save lives is available to do exactly that.

It is not enough for hospitals to only provide pain killers and some antibiotics, and task the cash-strapped relatives to go and buy medication from outside or give them prescriptions.

Many of the relatives cannot afford, with the current situation, to provide the prescribed medication.

Hospitals should provide the necessary medication and give complete assistance to those in need.

Concerned

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CARTRIDGE GALLERY - 7 April 2015

what hospitals need is cleansing material have just been in there for 4 days and the toilet with was marked with poop was only cleaned 12 hours later and LICE where walking over the floor.

jack - 7 April 2015

I have leant with great concern that Crow Hill residents are being cheated of the stands they purchased for as much as us15000. Today Bvute is believed to have instructed his long time friend and Lawyer to ask for usd300 registration fees. This follows a publication by Manase and Manase of stands tha were bought from Crow Hill Farm Private limited. In a clear sign of dishonest and desparation Bvute has claimed that he was not aware that his fellow Director Msipa has been selling stands in CrowHill for the past 8 years. This is despite several advertisements in the Herald concerning the sale of stands. Bvute is asking the residents to pay usd 120 000 for un developed stands as he believes that this is reflective of market prices. His demand of usd 120 000 for 1000 square meter is against the current falling market prices. A place called Pokugara is well served and is selling 2000 square meters for usd 100 000 but have not been finding takers. Bvute's claim that Msipa had no power to sell the stands in Crowhill has come under criticism as the two are directors of the same company. Bvute's claim that deeds should be nullified and that agreements of sale nullified and individuals lose their hard earned cash must never be allowed to prevail as it will set a wrong precedence. The Banker has lost it completely.

Changu - 27 May 2015

I write to invite you to possibly investigate and publish the evil that is taking place in Crowhill Views Borrowdale . Residents are now living in fear after they have been approached by Bvute claiming that their purchase of the stands was illegal. on average people paid USD 15000 to Crowhill Farm Private Limited a company directed by both Bvute and Msipa. The sale process has been going on for more than 8 years now and Bvute is now claiming that he never knew of the sale of the stands and that he was cheated by a fellow director. The whole story can be investigated. As of now the residents are being asked to pay usd 300 for registration and Bvute through Manase and Manase is attempting to nullify the tittle deeds issued by the deeds office. At the moment residents have approached Mombasasa to enforce their rights. Regards. Concerned Citizen.

Chibaba - 27 May 2015

what is killing ministry of health is too many workshops ,more money (funds) being lost due to repetition of workshops .those funds should be used to procure medicines ,surgicals ,equipments etc rather than workshops and nothing to use after workshops ,eg chronic conditions patients such as hypertensive,asthma,diabetes are in dare need of medicines whilist the ministry is busy procuring VMMC products,which can be suspended and concetrate on life threatening diseases such as procuring cancer medicines and equipments.MA WORKSHOPS AWANDISA ASI HAPANA CHOKUSHANDISA ,TENGAI ZVOKUSHANDISA FIRST TOZOITA MA WORKSHOPS,MARI YAPERERA KUMA WORKSHOPS

diza - 24 July 2015

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