Following an outcry on social media over the appalling state of Homabay Hospital, Lilian Kocholla, CEO of Homa Bay Referral Hospital, has been sent home on terminal leave.
A letter by Isaiah Ogwe, the County Secretary, revealed that they would terminate the CEO’s contract in August this year. He noted that they sent the CEO on terminal leave after consulting Governor Cyprian Awiti.
A team recommended the dismissal of Dr. Kocholla. Joan Ogada, the County Assembly Health Committee chairman, was part of the said team. The County Assembly Health Committee has also launched investigations into the allegations people have made against Dr. Ocholla.
“A public outcry over the state of the hospital has necessitated the County Assembly to commence investigations,” Mr. Ogwe said.
Reports have shown that surgical gloves, syringes, and other essential materials are in short supply at the hospital. Additionally, several women have died while giving birth at the hospital in the past few months.
Homa Bay residents took to their social media pages to reprimand the CEO and her administration. They noted that Homabay hospital had recorded the highest number of newborn and maternal deaths in the region.
Mr. Ogwe instructed Dr. Kocholla to hand over her duties to Dr. Peter Simon Ogola.