Policy IS its implementation. Kenya has BAD policy. That's why it's (not) implemented.
When people say we don't implement our otherwise good policies, what they are saying is that Government is good and we are bad. We the people should fix ourselves, not the government.
First, he suggests that KNH has no responsibility for poor health outcomes. The problem is "the underfunded county level hospitals."
Again. This is familiar. It's an attack on devolution.
This is madharau for the public, the users of the same healthcare.
2. If the fault is county healthcare, then fix county healthcare! instead of inviting pirate sector to cope with "failures" of counties.
This is such un-national and elitist thinking. Kenyans need to resist this isolation of Muthamaki's seat from the rest of Kenya.
Owino says that we can improve health outcomes through competition, and that's why we need a private hospital at KNH. He also talks of increasing "choice" for Kenyans seeking medical care.
Where do I start?
The ideas that private sector necessarily offers better outcomes is nothing but an assumption. Service provision depends on many things besides institutional ownership.
Competition is among equals. Government is public, so it is not an equal to pirates. To enter competition with pirates is reducing the public to the level of pirates. So it's a coup through economics.
That's a lie.
The people who come to KNH come out of no choice. If they barely afford the public side of KNH, they wont afford the private.
"The opponents of the proposal are fixated..."
"Only people obsessed with morbidity would be making the ignorant and unsavoury statements.."
KMPDU is not alone on this one, and isolating them is a divide and rule tactic. We are other Kenyans who support the union.
Say NO to the privatization of KNH.
SAY NO TO PRIVATIZATION OF KNH.