A section of the Bungoma County assembly have asked the health CEC Dr.Antony Walela to deploy doctors to Bumula Sub county hospital or he risks being impeached.
Led by Bumula ward MCA Humphrey Sifuna and his Kimaeti ward counterpart Jack Wambulwa, the MCAs said that some services have been paralysed at the health centre due to lack of enough doctors.
Speaking during the laying of the foundation for the construction of a theater at the facility on October 17, the ward leaders claimed that irregular transfers of health practitioners had affected services at Bumula sub county hospital.
“Bumula has been marginalized with the haphazard transfers of doctors and nurses yet the health CEC hails from this sub county, we want them back and no negotiations, failure to which we will start mobilising our colleagues to impeach him for sleeping on the job,” said Wambulwa.
Sifuna stated that Bumula Sub county hospital has only one doctor after his colleague was transferred to Bungoma County Referral Hospital early this year.
“Dr.Walela needs to swiftly deploy doctors to this facility, we will not accept when he transfers medics from Bumula to other congested sub counties like Kimilili and Kanduyi, let him act before we play our role,” he said.
The duo called on the area leadership and residents to support the contractor who is constructing the theater at the health facility.
“This theater will help our people a great deal, they will no longer be forced to travel to Bungoma or Eldoret to get such services, we laud the county government for sponsoring this project,” said Sifuna.
Dr. Nicholas Barasa, the nurse in charge of the facility said that with the availability of the theater services, patients will no longer be referred to Bungoma to seek for such services.
Conducted for a comment, Dr.Walela asked Kimaeti MCA Jack Wambulwa to stop threatening him every now and then with impeachment motion.
“Yeah it is true I only transfered one doctor but Wambulwa should not use that as a yard stick to keep on threatening me, even if am impeached I will go back to my business of selling medicine but he should also be prepared to go home in 2022, no body is permanent in this jobs we are currently holding,” said an annoyed Walela.