Uasin Gishu Health Executive on the spot for mishandling Health Docket
SEE ALSO :Race to replace Kisumu speaker kicks offMs Rotich’s troubles started earlier in May after the health department suspended operations of revolving fund pharmacies operated by a non-governmental organisation - Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (Ampath). The fund worked with hospital pharmacies to offer crucial medicines at subsidised prices. Ending its operations left about 7,000 patients with chronic diseases without subsidised medicines. Kiplombe ward rep, Ramadhan Ali called for impeachment of Rotich saying the health docket was critical and required a more competent manager. Deputy Speaker Hosea Korir, who presided over the session, said any member was free to introduce an impeachment motion against the Rotich following the adoption of the health committee’s report. Denied claims
SEE ALSO :Kisumu Speaker in new bid to save jobThe health executive has denied all the claims leveled against her, saying she provided satisfactory answers to all questions raised by the committee and for all accusations leveled against her. “We have done a lot in the department. We spend Sh200 million to procure drugs and ensure that our health facilities are fully stocked every year. It is not true that the sector if facing problems,” said Ms Rotich. She said she was prepared to give the health committee answers on whichever queries they had about the health sector in the county.
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