Sonko’s Ipromptu Visit to Pumwani Already Yielding Fruits, See How




In september 2018 Nairobi governor Mike Sonko made visit an impromptu ‘raiding’ Pumwani  hospital and finding 12 dead babies wrapped in plastic bags and stuffed in boxes.

To improve care for women and newborns Nairobi governor Mike Sonko  signed a deal with Aga Khan University and Nairobi West hospitals to transform Pumwani.

The governor said Aga Khan will provide doctors, nurses, and hospital support staff for a period of two years at no cost.

Even as many had raised concern, one Dr Nelly Bossire  made it public that the Pumwani Hospital had never had a morgue.
The facility also had no body bags to keep the deceased in before transfer to the morgue. Hospital staff had to work with what was available. Initially carton boxes and plastic disposal bags were the most available temporary storage for the bodies. But with the recent efforts by the Governor, this has changed.
The Nairobi Governor has recently been sharing photos and videos of the renovated  Pumwani Hospital and the new look is quite impressive.

Sonko said that his government is determined to bring to zero the cases of maternal mortality in all Nairobi City County Hospitals.

“We will also deliver dozens of beds and other facilities at the maternity hospital as we embark on plans to increase the bed capacity at the facility.” He said

His administration is currently  finalizing renovation of the new Surgical ward 7 at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital with a bed capacity of 60 beds.

The new maternity wing includes a new theatre, modern bathrooms with hot showers for the expectant and new mothers together with new beddings.

Earlier today, Sonko has also announced that they have now installed a cold room that is fully functional.
What do you think about the new face of Pumwani hopsital?

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