Push for the up­grade of Ki­ambu Hos­pi­tal to a level 5 fa­cil­ity, ex­ec­u­tive urges county MPs

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central -

The Ki­ambu govern­ment has urged county MPs to push for the up­grad­ing of the Ki­ambu Level 4 Hos­pi­tal to a level 5 fa­cil­ity. Health ex­ec­u­tive Jonah Mwangi said there is an in­flux of pa­tients from neigh­bour­ing coun­ties, and the hos­pi­tal re­ceives more than 1,000 out­pa­tients and more than 400 in­pa­tients daily. “We are re­ceiv­ing many pa­tients from neigh­bour­ing coun­ties hence, ex­ceed­ing our bed ca­pac­ity for in­pa­tients and also over­work­ing nurses and doc­tors,” he said. “In the ma­ter­nity wing it is over­whelm­ing since moth­ers are shar­ing beds. Ev­ery day we have more than 50 nor­mal de­liv­er­ies and more than 80 Cae­sar­ian sec­tions per­formed.” Through po­lit­i­cal good­will the hos­pi­tal can be up­graded to a higher level, the in­fra­struc­ture im­proved and in­creased and more staff hired to cope with the ris­ing num­ber of pa­tients, Mwangi said. He spoke on Fri­day dur­ing the Nurse of the Month awards spon­sored by the county govern­ment. Ki­ambu Gover­nor Wil­liam Kabogo’s wife Philom­ena, who was the chief guest, said mo­ti­vat­ing nurses through the awards has im­proved health ser­vices.

/ STAN­LEY NJENGA

Ki­ambu Gover­nor Wil­liam Kabogo’s wife Philom­ena Kabogo do­nates baby clothes to moth­ers at Ki­ambu Level 4 Hos­pi­tal on Fri­day

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