United Democratic Alliance Party chairman and Machakos Gubernatorial candidate Johnson Muthama has said that it was unwise for the health sector to be devolved to the counties.
Addressing professionals at his home in Tala, Muthama noted that many counties like Machakos had failed in the health sector. He noted that strikes of nurses, clinical officers, doctors, and other medical personnel have been the order of the day with most of the hospitals lacking drugs and other essentials.
He revealed that if elected as the Governor of Machakos and Ruto as president he will ensure that within 6 months the Health function is taken back to the National Government to improve the quality of healthcare in counties.
“If you look at the situation of the health department in many county governments it has failed, hospitals lack drugs and it should be reverted back to the National Government for proper management so that our people do not suffer,” said Muthama.
“In 6 months, if Ruto is elected president and me as Governor, I will ensure that the health sector is taken to the national government. Our people have suffered for a long time and we need to ensure they do not suffer anymore and rescue our hospitals,” he added.
Last year, Wiper Gubernatorial candidate Wavinya Ndeti also noted that the health and basic education sector ought to be taken back to the national government.
“There are two functions that need to be taken to the National Government; health and education should be controlled by the national government because when it comes to handling them counties are failing terribly,” Wavinya then said.
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