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.
Aduku Health Center IV is facing challenges of insufficient medical equipment, inadequate infrastructures as well as the absence of an ambulance which has affected efficient service delivery in the district.
Dr Moses Ebong, the Kwania District Health Officer blames the poor turn up for the COVID-19 vaccination for negative information on social media. He says that they have trained 175 health workers and Village Health Teams (VHTs) that will be distributed in all sub-counties asking the public to disregard the negative social media report and turn up for vaccination.
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.
In 2020 Kwania received 1.7 billion shillings from the World Bank for the refurbishment and elevation of the two health facilities, under the Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer Program for Results (IFTPR).