By County Champion Team
Kilifi governor Amason Kingi has said they are committing more resources to boosting maternal healthcare across the County by enhancing health infrastructure and equipping them with modern machines for handling any maternal and paediatric complications.
Speaking on Wednesday,Kingi said the twin opening up of a 64-bed paediatric ward and 45-bed maternity ward, with fully equipped theatres at the Mariakani Sub-County Hospital will bring to fruition, determination to take healthcare closer to Wananchi.
“Further, we have assigned a general surgeon, an orthopedic and spinal surgeon, a paediatrician, a physician and two Obstetric/ gynaecologists, who will offer specialised treatment at the facility” he said
The governor added that they are also upgrading Mariakani Hospital into an internship centre, which will see more personnel assigned to the facility that will fully serve the over 50,000 reisdents within its catchment area, thereby decongesting the Kilifi County Referral Hospital and the Malindi Sub-County Hospital.
Said Kingi,plans are also underway to commence construction of an Emergency and trauma centre, with a theatre, to deal with any emergencies along the busy Mombasa-Nairobi Highway”