Uasin Gishu county governor Jackson Mandagor has called on the Directorate of Criminal investigation (DCI) to investigate private hospitals for allegation of being involved in business of selling blood donated by Kenyans.

According to the governor, private health facilities have been calling out relatives of patients who need blood and upon collecting extra blood, they sell the remaining without paying the blood donors.

The second term county boss has the practice has made Kenyans to shy away from donating blood even in public health facilities due to previous experiences he terms as conning, now calling for transparency in the whole process to restore the faith of the citizenry.

Mandagor’s remarks come at a time when public hospitals and private hospitals in the country are experiencing an acute blood shortage to service the high number of patients who need blood transfusion, especially those involved in accidents.

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