Crowds on all roads, and HGSS has an important message

first_imgSmart enough. And that this is not just a joke of the HGSS, but of important messages, shows the traffic accident that happened a few days ago on the Adriatic Highway.Source: Facebook HGSS From week to week, HAK warns of huge traffic jams on our roads, of course it is the “peak” of the season and traffic jams (although a mild word for the current situation on our roads) on our roads to and from the sea are something that has already become part part of the adventure. And the journey from point A to point B is part of the annual, right?Unfortunately, due to long-term growth based only on the growth of accommodation capacities, and not on the development of tourist destinations, from year to year we have increasing infrastructure problems in our tourist destinations, including our roads that simply cannot accommodate so many vehicles.The new mainland-Ciovo bridge doesn’t help either, because normally it’s just a short section with two lanes, and traffic jams happen before and after. All this is a consequence because we do not deal with tourism strategically and sustainably. How to expect the growth of arrivals and overnight stays, and at the same time we have not provided the prerequisites for the same, except for the accommodated capacity. But that is a broader topic for another discussion.But as we have a hundred people, a hundred surprises, so in abnormal situations, abnormal things happen, and so on our roads. A team from the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) warned of an abnormal thing in their already legendary way. And this is an opportunity to remind ourselves of some of the legendary messages and warnings for HGSS tourists.last_img read more

Private hospitals accuse NHIF of refusing to remit Ksh 5.6B

first_imgPrivate hospitals are accusing NHIF of failing to remit close to Ksh 5.6 billion owed to them which is threatening to ground their operations.The Private Hospital Association is now demanding payment saying that hundreds of staff have been sent packing owing to lack of funds as the hospitals struggle to stay afloat particularly in the face of the pandemic.The Association Chair Brian Lishenga says hospitals are also facing challenges in paying their suppliers and purchasing medicines as well as other health requirements owing to the financial constraints. Some hospitals have started home delivery services where they have taken lab and pharmaceutical services to the patients.Also Read Teachers to report back to school on MondayOthers are also offering tele-health services to their patients.This comes as the Ministry of Health expressed concern in the drop in the number of Kenyans visiting hospitals owing to the fear of contracting COVID-19.As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, Kenyans suffering from other ailments are apparently steering clear of hospitals for fear of contracting the deadly disease.Also Read Kenya marks World Alzheimer’s day amid renewed hopeThe decision by the sick to shun medical facilities has left many private hospitals across the country in a precarious position because many depend on patient fees for their survival.The problem, however, is not consigned to private hospitals as many government health facilities experiencing a similar trend.Physicians and medical practitioners across the country are now worried that patients with severe illnesses may suffer permanent damage by avoiding hospitals due to the coronavirus phobia.It also emerged that many Kenyans were resorting to self-medication, with some running to pharmacies or using herbal medicines while others are enduring the pain at home.Also Read COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deathsHealth experts say failure to seek treatment could jeopardise survival rates and potentially cause long-term damage to non-coronavirus patients.It could also hurt the fight against chronic diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV/Aids, among others.Separately the Kenya National Union of Nurses (KNUN) Secretary-General Seth Panyako wants those propagating corruption in the Ministry of Health held to accountPanyako is demanding the arrest and prosecution of those behind dubious procurements in the ministry resulting in loss of funds. With pending NHIF payments, hospitals are now in dire need of funding which has led some of them to diversify and become innovative in their services.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more