MODERN MATERNITY WING OPENED IN NDALAT WARD
Expectant mothers in rural areas of Kabiemit in Ndalat Ward of Mosop sub-county and surroundings have a reason to smile after Kabiemit Maternity Wing officially opened its doors of their modern maternity wing.
The new facility will help address challenges facing maternal health sector in Ndalat ward and its environs as women from the area will now be able to access maternal health services from the facility without having to walk long distances.
The services to be offered under this wing include: family planning services, delivery services (normal delivery), obstetrics/gynaecology clinics, and antenatal/postnatal clinics and maternal and child care.
The opening of the 16 bed capacity maternity wing is part of a wider plan of strengthening lower level health facilities across Nandi County to achieve a robust community health management with an efficient referral system. This will see the construction and equipping of medical facilities to enable them handle most of the diagnostics and maternity services.
Speaking at the event, Governor Sang said that the county government is committed to increase investment in health care, improve infrastructure for emergency obstetric and newborn care, increase investment in the rights and education of adolescent girls, and support family planning services, among other core actions.
“To ensure all expectant mothers are safe and that they get quality health services, I encourage mothers to deliver in the nearest maternity facility under the supervision of a skilled health worker,” said the governor.
The maternity unit will help to turn around the number of home deliveries into safe skilled deliveries. It will also improve maternal health services in Ndalat ward and impact on health in the vast Nandi County. Many women can today access the facility and receive required assistance.
Also present were the CEC for Health Ruth Koech, the Ndalat Ward MCA among other guests.