As Kenyans joined the rest of the world in marking world international women’s’ day , Nairobi city county first lady Primose Mbuvi led the celebrations at Pumwani Maternity Hospital where maternal health was discussed at large.
According to the first lady, free maternal health has impacted greatly in saving the lives of mothers during and after delivery with Pumwani leading in successful deliveries country wide.
She says the county government has pumped 23% of its budget in health docket and more investments are being done on community health centers to help mothers who travels long distance to deliver in Pumwani.
‘’The child mortality rate has gone down and we have managed to prevent mother to child transfusion of HIV/AIDS, we have done all these to ensure mothers and sisters who deliver in Pumwani are safe,’’
Meanwhile the hospital administrator Geofrey Mosiria on the hand noted that the facility has made tremendous improvement since the famous impromptu visit by governor Sonko and that they are delivering 80-90 new born a day.
‘’According to our statistics our records have really grown a major indicator that the public is gaining confidence in Pumwani, in a months’ time our governor will also officially launch out-patient program at this facility.’’ Mosiria noted.
He further urged the county government to employ more medical officers in Pumwani saying the current medics works 24 hours in shift .
The celebrations were also graced by Beth Mugo Cancer Foundation ,Beyond Zero and Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists’ Union officials led by Dr. Ouma Oluga and Thruanira Kaugiria who is the KMPDU Nairobi branch secretary.
This years theme is Balance for Better.