One of the grounded ambulances at the Isiolo Referral Hospital. Only two of the hospital's nine ambulances are currently functional, greatly hampering the provision of emergency services. PHOTO | VIVIAN JEBET | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Dr Abdikadir also attributed the high number of maternal deaths to the shortage of ambulances.
He said they have been forced to use taxis to transport doctors and nurses on night calls since there is no utility vehicle.
Cherab MCA Hassan Kumpa said the ambulances move at a maximum speed of 50Km/hr.
He said poor planning by officials had led to the deterioration of the health sector.