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Residents of North Nyakach ward have complained of poor services at Katito Level 4 Hospital.
Those who spoke to the media during the release of a scorecard on health called for action to improve services.
The baseline survey was conducted by Transform Empowerment for Action Initiative (Team) in partnership with Uraia through funding from Danida.
The residents said the facility was not serving its core function as patients find it difficult to get proper medication.
Kennedy Odhiambo said it was unfortunate that sometimes patients have to buy drugs for illnesses like malaria.
“The situation in the facility needs improvement. It cannot even handle emergency matters yet they have ambulances there and you can’t be helped,” he said.
Odhiambo said they were contemplating organising a demonstration to push the county government to act. Nyakach is in Kisumu county.
“Some people are asleep on the job while the public who are taxpayers