Kisii Members of County Assembly on Tuesday clashed over claims of poor service delivery in Kisii Training and Referral hospital, especially in the orthopaedic section.
According to the motion tabled, the committee in the assembly in charge of health was to give a vivid report on the operations of the facility.
The MCA of Bogiakumu ward Ishamael Bosire wanted to know why patients are sent out if the facility to get services from specific private firms yet the facility had a capacity of providing the services.
The chairman of the committee in charge of health issues Benson Ntabo responded saying that the implants are normally gotten from the private firms as the Hospital has not yet gotten some. He, therefore, added that private firms compete for orders in the facility. This angered many MCAs over his sentiments.
"In Kisii Training and Referral Hospital the orthopaedic is one other business departments in the Facility. As a facility, there are surgical implants. Implants are supplied by private suppliers. This means that suppliers compete for the available orders within the facility. Before we got our own orthopaedic site, we used to receive surgeons from Eldoret who would treat our patients twice a week," Benson Ntabo said.
The angered MCAs asked to be given a better report after doing consultations. The county assembly speaker David Kombo also supported the idea of the team preparing the report again.
"You can go and interrogate patients whether the were given the opportunity to buy from elsewhere, because we want our people to benefit from the hospital," Kombo said