Murang’a Governor Mwangi Wairia has warned medics who “mistreat patients” because of their political affiliations to “desist henceforth or be sacked”.
He said he has received numerous complaints from patients who have been turned away from hospitals by medics telling them “the hospitals are ill-equipped because the county government used all its money to procure maize seeds and fertiliser.”
Wairia said some patients turn to private pharmacies for help and warned medics against lying that the county has not bought drugs.
“Some [patients] are even told to take the free maize seedlings they received from the county government a few months ago as medication,” he said.
Wairia wants all medics to focus on their primary responsibility of saving lives or quit for politics. “Culprits will be laid off with immediate effect,” he said.
Wairia plans to issue a phone number so patients who are mistreated can report immediately.
“I want patients to be noting the names of the nurses or doctors who mistreat them and if possible record them using their mobile phones so that we can handle them,” the JP candidate said.
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