Local health authorities in Kailahun have told the deputy Minister of Health, Ibrahim Sesay that the Government hospital in the town is in a bad shape.
Speaking in a meeting in Kailahun town, the health officials said the hospital lacked an efficient power system, ambulance and adequate staff.
The District Medical Officer, Dr. Santigie Sesay said the hospital had only three staff nurses, two medical doctors and two midwives who are often out-numbered by the number of patients admitted at the hospital.
He said the lack of an ambulance was causing deaths in the district because patients are referred late from villages.
The Deputy Minister promised to make a special case to his boss for immediate action to solve the numerous problems to avoid more lives being lost.
He appealed to the medical staff to continue their work as “patriotic Sierra Leoneans” saying their role was highly recognized and appreciated by the community.