, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 3 – Nairobi County Governor Evans Kidero, Wednesday morning commissioned the ultra modern Mbagathi district hospital mortuary.
The new mortuary facility has a capacity for 112 bodies.
“We are committed to making Mbagathi Hospital a referral hospital in Nairobi City in order to enable it compete with Kenyatta National Hospital. Mbagathi Hospital has the potential of being a centre of excellence. We are looking at ways of making Mbagathi Hospital the hospital of choice for the treatment of all ailments including cancer, which is currently the number one killer in the country,” he said.
He said the county would like to put in place mechanisms to reduce the number of Kenyans seeking medical treatment abroad.
“This can only take place if we improve the current health facilities we have in Nairobi City County. In October 2014 we launched the 120 bed maternity wing at the same hospital and the results are impressive: No maternal death has been reported in the hospital in the last 10 months.”
In 2015, Korogocho Health Centre unveiled a 12 bed maternity wing; In December 2015 Mukuru Health Centre unveiled a Sh20 million 24-bed maternity wing that operates 24 hours.
“We continue to rehabilitate and improve Pumwani Maternity hospital, the largest maternity hospital in sub-Saharan Africa where at least 80 babies are delivered daily and are handled by skilled birth attendants.”
Pumwani maternity school of midwifery offers courses for both basic and post basic nurses, and is a teaching institution for doctors.
“The hospital currently accommodates 150 new borns. So far 20 incubators and ambulances have been provided. The county government also plans to expand the 30 capacity bed Mutuini district hospital to 100 beds by the end of this year. In the coming days we will unveil our state of the art Lady Northey dental clinic along State House road.”