PAC Blames Busia County Referral Hospital Management for Suspending Dialysis Services

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Busia County Referral Hospital Management on Thursday came under attack from the National Assembly Public Accounts Committee for suspending Dialysis services. The  PAC team which made a tour of the facility led by Kerio South MP David Rono gave the management two weeks to reinstate the services which were suspended over a month ago.

The Renal Unit at the Busia County and Referral Hospital.

The Deputy Nursing Officer in charge Isaac Barasa told the PAC team that also included Busia Women Representative Florence Mutua and Moyale MP Hon. Qalicha that they suspended the dialysis services after running out of consumables.
Mutua said the hospital management was squarely to blame for suspending the service which was of great benefit to patients with kidney problems.

The management said the hospital requires consumables worth Sh7.5m after every three months. Rono said the hospital can purchase consumables from the charges levied to kidney patients and still generate enough revenue.
Deputy Governor Moses Mulomi who is also the acting CEC Member for Health assured the PAC team that normalcy will return at the facility in the next 12 days.

The DG said the hospital is in dire need of CT Scan to reduce referral cases, adding that BCRH is overwhelmed by influx of patients from Uganda, thus the need for specialized equipment.
Mulomi also urged the team to support the County government to decongest Busia and Malaba Border towns by creating bypasses and parking for trucks carrying inflammable substances.

The PAC team made a tour of the hospital to assess the medical equipment that were leased to Busia and other County Governments. They included X-Ray, Ultra Sound, dialysis, Data machines and stretchers.
Mulomi also led the team in the tour of Kocholia Sub County Hospital in Teso North to inspect similar equipment. The PAC team will be in Bungoma County on Friday.

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