Driver suspended over ambulance saga
By BONIFACE GIKANDI | June 6th 2014
Muranga, Kenya: The department of health in Murang’a County has launched investigations into claims that patients are paying to use ambulances owned by the county government.
County Director of Health Services Winfred Kanyi said a driver has been suspended following complains that he was paid Sh5,000 fo transport a patient to Kenyatta National Hospital from Murang’a District Hospital.
The driver is the second officer from the health sector to be suspended after the County Pharmacist was interdiuctied over failure to distribute drugs to public hospitals.
“We have suspended one of our drivers to pave way for investigations following allegations that he received Sh5,000 from relatives of a patient,” she said, adding that the services are free.
Kanyi said the officer is set to appear before disciplinary committee over the allegations.
Ms Ruguru Irungu from Kangema District recounted how they spent hours raising the money from friends and relatives at night when Wambui fell sick and required urgent attention.
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