Muriranja Sub-district Hospital was yesterday at pains to explain the low patient admission. The hospital, which is the largest and well-equipped in Murang'a county, admits very few patients.
Governor Mwangi wa Iria yesterday led county leaders in an impromptu visit at the facility. "What is annoying is that the locals are seeking treatment in private hospitals," said Wairia
The governor found adults and children sharing beds in some wards while others were unoccupied. "I'm surprised that locals prefer to go for X-rays in Murang'a when the government brought a machine at Muriranja," said the governor.
The visit was conducted by the hospital's management, led by Dr AN Wairegi and administrator Geoffrey Muriithi. Muriithi pleaded with the county government officials to publicise the medical services provided at the facility.