“𝐆𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐀 𝐒𝐓𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓 𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐃𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐇 𝐎𝐅 𝐖𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐋𝐈 𝐖𝐀𝐂𝐇𝐈𝐑𝐀 𝐉.𝐌,” 𝐒𝐄𝐍. 𝐍𝐘𝐔𝐓𝐔.
Murang`a County Senator Joe Nyutu is seeking a statement from the Senate Standing Committee on Health on the circumstances that led to the death of Wakili Wachira J.M at Murang`a Level 4 Hospital.
Sen. Nyutu wants the committee to explain the circumstances leading to the death of Wakili Wachira J.M on Wednesday, 17th May 2023 while undergoing treatment at Murang`a Level 4 Hospital disclosing the state of health facilities including availability of medical oxygen and ambulance services at the hospital during the time of his demise.
The legislator requires the committee to report on the overall state of health facilities in Murang`a County, particularly Muriranja and Maragua Hospitals, stating the type of medical services and procedures provided at the hospitals and whether the facilities have sufficient wards to admit patients and adequate competent staff across hospitals in the county to respond to medical emergencies.
In addition, the lawmaker wants the committee to state whether the said hospitals have adequate drugs and related supplies to meet patient demands, stating the type and quantity of drugs available beside addressing allegations that doctors employed by the County hospitals are directing patients to private clinics owned by the same practitioners.