BCRH’s New Mother and Baby Unit to Improve Facility’s Pediatric Care

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President William Ruto alongside Cabinet Secretary for Health, Nakhumicha S. Wafula on Sunday officially inaugurated the Mother and Baby Unit at Bungoma County Referral Hospital.

The 300-bed capacity hospital will offer skilled deliveries, theatre services, care for pregnant mothers, and postnatal care to residents of Bungoma and the surrounding environs.

”The National Government through the Ministry of Health will support the County Government in equipping the facility,” Health CS Susan Nakhumicha said on Sunday.

The new facility houses 3 operating theatres and a CSSD(Central Sterilization Service Dept), a boardroom, PACU (Post Anaesthesia Care Unit), and stores on the first floor.

Its second floor houses ANC wards with beds for sick and pregnant mothers whilst the third floor has a postnatal ward.

The Mother Baby Unit will assist in decongesting the main hospital, and delivery of essential maternal plus child health services to the people.

”The focus on maternal and child health is key to achieving the Universal Health Coverage agenda,” CS Nakhumicha added.

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