First Lady commissions 60-bed maternity wing at Hola hospital

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 00:00 |
First Lady Margaret Kenyatta admires an infant at the Hola County Referral Hospital in Tana River county which she commissioned yesterday. Photo/PD/PSCU

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will today commission a 60-bed maternity wing at Hola County Referral Hospital in Tana River county.

Construction of the facility started in 2016 as part of the First Lady’s Beyond Zero comprehensive mother and child healthcare programme.

As part of her engagements at the hospital, she will deliver a consignment of medical supplies and equipment, which are a donation from a consortium of partners among them Friends of Africa International (FOIA), Project CURE (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) and the First Lady’s Beyond Zero initiative.

 Project CURE is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to over 130 nations around the world.

 Life-saving supplies

The Beyond Zero initiative has been partnering with Friends of Africa International and Project CURE since 2015 in providing life-saving supplies to health facilities across the country.

 The consignment to Tana River will be the fifth delivery after similar donations were made to Kieni Hospital in Embu County, Chemolingot District Hospital in Baringo County, Kitui and Bungoma Counties in the last three years.

 Medical equipment delivered to various hospitals by Beyond Zero are intended to improve and increase access to healthcare services in line with the initiatives 2018 to 2022 strategic framework.

 Beyond Zero’s programmes are aligned to the Universal Health Coverage pillar of the government’s Big 4 Agenda.

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