Migori residents have received a major boost in the health sector as a new theater facility has been opened at Rongo Sub County Hospital.
The facility comes at a time when the need for surgical health operations has risen in the county.
Patients have been in the recent past forced to outsource for surgical operations outside the county.
For a theater to run successfully, we need three doctors. One on leave, one on shift and the other on a standbDr Oyugi
The Sh17 million facility becomes the fourth to be constructed by the county government with similar facilities located Kehancha, Maccalder and Awendo.
Migori County Executive Member for health Kephas Nyamita said that the new theater will help bring closer the operation services to the residents.
Nyamita further noted that the facility will also help in handling the high number of road accident cases received at the hospital.
The hospital has since recorded 200 cases from September last year.
“We usually receive many accident cases which are handled as emergency cases, we will now be able to handle them appropriately,” said Nyamita.
Drugs and Staff
Migori Chief Officer for health Dr Dalmus Oyugi downplayed concerns about the inadequate supply of drugs to the facility.
For a theater to run successfully, we need three doctors. One on leave, one on shift and the other on a standbyDr Oyugi
Dr Oyugi confirmed that they have already received drug supplies from KEMSA, enough to sustain the entire county for three months.
“We received KEMSA drugs enough for the Sub County hospitals and the referral hospital,” he said.
He added, “As of now Migori County has enough drugs that can push us for about three months.”
Dr Oyugi however urged the county government to employ more staff for smooth running of the facility.
“For a theater to run successfully, we need three doctors. One on leave, one on shift and the other on a standby,” he said.