First C-sec­tion done in Modogashe ward

Some equip­ment was miss­ing, but has since been bought

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Northeastern - STEPHEN ASTARIKO @stephenAs­tariko

Modogashe Sub­county Hos­pi­tal in Garissa county yes­ter­day suc­cess­fully con­ducted its first Cae­sarean sec­tion.

The the­atre was opened in May 2016. Doc­tors opted to op­er­ate on Nurta Ahmed, 18, af­ter she was in labour for two days.

NOT WELL DE­VEL­OPED

Health min­istry med­i­cal of­fi­cer Ahmedin Ali led the op­er­a­tion team. He said, “The woman’s uterus was not de­vel­oped well enough to al­low the baby to pass. But the op­er­a­tion was suc­cess­ful and she de­liv­ered a boy.”

Ali said the hos­pi­tal did not have some equip­ment but it has since bought the es­sen­tials.

Gover­nor Nathif Jama said the gov- ern­ment is com­mit­ted to im­prov­ing ma­ter­nal care.

He said many clin­ics have been opened dur­ing his ten­ure. “Moth­ers will now not have to spend hours on roads be­fore reach­ing hos­pi­tals,” Jama said.

“This suc­cess­ful C-sec­tion is sim­ply his­toric and has marked a new be­gin­ning for the peo­ple of Modogashe who since In­de­pen­dence, had not known such a devel­op­ment. That in­deed is the prom­ise of de­vo­lu­tion as the res­i­dents can now ac­cess such qual­ity ser­vices.”

MEDICS PRAISED

The devel­op­ment comes two months af­ter doc­tors at Balam­bala Sub­county Hos­pi­tal suc­cess­fully did a C-sec­tion.

Jama praised the health­care prac­ti­tion­ers for dis­charg­ing their du­ties pro­fes­sion­ally and dili­gently, de­spite chal­lenges.

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