Sonko renames Pumwani Hospital after himself in new changes
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has announced that Pumwani Maternity Hospital will now be known as Sonko Pumwani Women’s Hospital & College of Nursing & Midwifery.
In an announcement on his social media pages, the Governor indicated that the move follows a deal with two hospitals.
“I’m happy to announce a new partnership deal with Agha Khan University Hospital & Nairobi West Hospital to transform Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Open link for more details of the upcoming new Sonko Pumwani Women’s Hospital & College of Nursing & Midwifery,” Sonko said on Friday evening.
This comes after the Governor recently visited the hospital and reportedly discovered that Pumwani lacks proper equipment and enough staff to cater to pregnant women.
Sonko apparently found 12 bodies of infants in boxes hidden inside one of the rooms at the hospital.
A section of Senators and members of the Nairobi County Assembly later threatened to impeach him over the saga that cast aspersions.
A day later, Sonko posted pictures of coolers being delivered to the facility, equipment that were allegedly a personal donation.
As we plan for immediate improvement of maternal care at Pumwani Maternity Hospital, I have personally donated cooler boxes to be installed in a temporary mortuary at the facility pic.twitter.com/XTLHj6MqQH
— Mike Sonko (@MikeSonko) September 19, 2018
He also suspended county health officials and top officers in-charge of Pumwani Hospital accusing them of insubordination after they contradicted his reported discovery of 12 infant boxes hidden in boxes.
The Nairobi Governor has been under fire with some accusing him of resorting to public relations stunts instead of resolving the Pumwani crisis.
However, a defiant Sonko maintains that his decisions have the interests of Nairobi residents at heart.
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