Records from the ART Clinic at Aduku Health Center IV show that of the current 3,896 clients enrolled on ARVs, only 3,196 are adhering to treatment while 700 clients have absconded for the last three months.
It is alleged that on 12th February 2022, the area MP Kwania County Tony Ayo hired a witch doctor identified as Peter Ogwang to perform a ritual at his place in Obolo Cani village following theft of his 8 head of cattle, which ended in three people including the deceased Mike Odure, Innocent Okello and another only identified as Okello being poisoned.
Eunice Aguti, another patient claims that the few health workers at the facility report late for duty and assign their duties to the security guards and porters. She called for government intervention to address the problem with the urgency it deserves.
The government hospital located in Olami cell, Ikwera ward in Aduku Town Council, was established as a dispensary in the early 1940s with only a general ward and an OPD structure, however from the time of its construction, the district has not put up another ward citing financial burdens.