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Pumwani Hospital explains the number of bodies found by Sonko


Pumwani top management has defended the cause of the deaths of 11 infants  discovered at the facility on Monday saying the hospital has a records and can account for all the bodies that were found.

During interogation with the senate committee members,Pumwani acting superintendent Betty Maina  said four of bodies were still-births  and the doctors had no control about them ,another four were natural deaths and two bodies were brought to the facility by their parents.Maina further denied the total number of the bodies were twelve.

She went on to revealed  that the hospital needs equipment  and a morgue to hasten their operations saying Pumwani  can not sustain the huge number of expectant mothers who visit the facility for delivery.

The senate committee for Health,devolution and security led by  Niarobi senator Johnson Sakaja faulted the management for not handling the bodies in A more appropriate manner.

Sakaja further asked governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko to move with speed and ensure he utilizes the budget allocated to Nairobi county to enhance the health services  at Pumwani Hospital.

‘‘Various health facility projects are stalled,look at Nyayo Wards,another health  project in Kariobangi North that could have helped in decongestant our referral hospitals yet it all stalled,’’ Sakaja stated.

Pumwani was  built  in 1926 and is the biggest and oldest Maternity Hospital Kenya has and yet  it has no morgue. The Nyayo wards which are just opposite the facility also stalled with Pumwani residents  turning them  into rentals.