Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is asking to rename Pumwani Maternity hospital after himself. He want’s the hospital to change its name to Sonko Maternity Hospital
According to him, once passed, he would proceed to erect a ten- storey 450-bed capacity facility and rename it ‘Sonko’. The facility, he said, would stand side by side with the current hospital. The new facility will be composed of a pediatric ICU, an adult ICU, an HDU, staff quarters, laundry among other amenities. Head of Clinical Services, Beth Maina said the multi-million machines will be able to offer respiratory support to the newborns that have breathing difficulties. She said the machines will improve the acute care of sick newborns.
“THESE MATERNITY MACHINES WILL FACILITATE PHOTOTHERAPY FOR JAUNDICE A CONDITION OF YELLOWNESS OF BODIES OF NEWBORN BABIES. THEY WILL ALSO OFFER WARMTH FOR THE NEW KID,” SHE SAID.