| Published Fri, December 8th 2017 at 00:00, Updated December 7th 2017 at 20:50 GMT +3Governor Anne WaiguruMedical practitioners in all public health facilities have been ordered to close down their private clinics or face the sack. Governor Anne Waiguru has also directed pharmacists in public hospitals to work on 24-hour shift, to ensure patients are not referred to private chemists to buy medicine yet drugs are available in all the public hospitals. The governor was speaking at Kianyaga sub-county hospital yesterday where she made an impromptu visit following hue and cry from Gichugu residents that they were being forced to buy drugs from private chemists. She had been informed by a resident from Karumandi Ward how on Monday she went to the health facility and was told to go and buy drugs worth Sh2,000 which she did not have. But on checking, Waiguru was informed by Kianyaga sub-county hospital in charge Dr Jackline Munene that although drugs were available, there was a shortage of pharmacists at the facility.
Source: Standard Digital December 07, 2017 21:00 UTC