Cool boxes taken to Pumwani ‘were moved from Mama Lucy Hospital’


Cool boxes taken to Pumwani 'were moved from Mama Lucy Hospital'

In Summary

  • The KPMDU official further accused the Governor of pulling public relations stunts which would "backfire on him."
  • On Wednesday, the Nairobi Governor posted pictures of cool boxes being delivered to the Pumwani Hospital that has been dogged with claims of mismanagement.
  • The move came after Sonko allegedly discovered 12 bodies of infants "hidden" in boxes at the facility.

The cool boxes that Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko claimed were a personal donation from him to Pumwani Maternity Hospital may have been moved from another facility.

According to the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) Nairobi Secretary Alex Thuranira, the cool boxes were taken from Mama Lucy Hospital.

“He got them from Mama Lucy Hospital Mercy. Now mama Lucy doesn’t have cool boxes. They have all been moved,” Thuranira said on Twitter.

The KPMDU official further accused the Governor of pulling public relations stunts which would “backfire on him.”

On Wednesday, the Nairobi Governor posted pictures of cool boxes being delivered to the Pumwani Hospital that has been dogged with claims of mismanagement.

The move came after Sonko allegedly discovered 12 bodies of infants “hidden” in boxes at the facility.

Senate Committees on Health and Security later visited Pumwani Hospital seeking answers over reports of lack of appropriate maternity services and equipment.

“The Senate committees on Health and Security have taken up the issues at Pumwani Maternity Hospital and have opened an inquiry into this. I’m grateful to my colleagues who accompanied me earlier to see how we can ensure our Mothers and Babies are served in a dignified manner,” Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja said.

Speaking after a tour of the facility, the senators cited concerns over what they termed as poor waste management and negligence.

Sakaja reiterated the need for the the institution to have proper facilities such as incubators and a cold room.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has since suspended hospital and county officials over the saga even as KPMDU officials insist that this is the wrong move.

They claim that what ails the hospital is lack of receipt of allocated county funds.

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