Pumwani Maternity Hospital will in a months’ start offering general out-patient medical services a move geared towards decongesting mama Lucy Hospital, Mbagathi and Kenyatta National Hospital.
According to the hospital administrator Geoffrey Mosiria, the hospital has invested heavily on the program and a building to be used in offering the services is almost done.
Ward 7 has also been equipped and will be used as ward to admit both male and female patients.
‘‘Its true that we will be offering out-patient services at this facility to at least ease congestion at our facilities and also help those from slams around Pumwani who have to travel every time to seek medical services far.’’ He added.
Mosiria further refuted claims of baby-theft vice at the facility, arguing that the administration took the matter seriously and the staff who overstayed in Pumwani and were suspected to have been doing illegal businesses were all transferred.
‘‘We could not continue with this negativity and I was forced to involve our chief officer and we transferred all of them, they even threatened to chop-off my head but I did not care about that.’’ Mosiria stated.
Pumwani is currently doing 80 to 120 successful deliveries daily, compared to 50-80 deliveries before governor Mike Mbuvi Sonko stormed the facility unearthing 12 bodies last year.
‘‘The mortality rate has gone down drastically and in most cases we only record single death in a week, Our new morgue is there but rarely used.’’ He said.