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November 18, 2018

Kisumu Beyond Zero mobile clinic grounded over staff shortage

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta hands over the mobile clinic key to Kisumu County Governor Jack Ranguma during the handing-over ceremony of the 24th fully kitted 'Beyond Zero' clinic at Otieno Oyoo High School Grounds on May 1. Photo/Maurice Alal
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta hands over the mobile clinic key to Kisumu County Governor Jack Ranguma during the handing-over ceremony of the 24th fully kitted 'Beyond Zero' clinic at Otieno Oyoo High School Grounds on May 1. Photo/Maurice Alal

A shortage of health workers in Kisumu county has delayed the Beyond Zero Campaign mobile clinic from taking to the road, an official has said.

The mobile clinic has been parked at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Referral Hospital in Kisumu and cannot offer the promised services.

It was donated by Tullow Oil Company and handed to Governor Jack Ranguma by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on May 1.

Speaking to the press on Tuesday at Kajulu in Kisumu, Health executive Elizabeth Ogaja said the county government is recruiting more health staff for the mobile clinic.

She said the clinic needs qualified staff to carry out health programmes.

Ogaja said once the personnel are in place, her office will launch outreach healthcare programmes.

“The mobile clinic initiative will allow us to reach all areas for effective healthcare,” Ogaja said.

Ogaja said a programme will inform residents when the mobile clinic will be at their areas to offer quality healthcare.

She urged health practitioners to change their attitude and focus on proper medical services.

 

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