After Governor Sonko had a long day meeting on Thursday with the Aga Khan University hospital top team on a temporary solution to address the Pumwani Maternity Hospital crisis, it was resolved that AGA KHAN will provide additional Doctors, nurses and hospitals support staff for a period of 2 years at no cost.
In the meeting a permanent solution was arrived at to the said crisis after Sonko met with a consortium that proposed to construct a 450 bed capacity hospital at Pumwani Hospital and a new hospital at Mutuini with a 250 bed capacity.
According to the report sent to our news room, The new 10-storey SONKO PUMWANI MATERNITY HOSPITAL which will stand side by side with the old hospital, will compose of a pediatric ICU, an adult ICU, a HDU, staff quarters, laundry and all necessary facilities.
The NEW SONKO PUMWANI HOSPITAL whose contract will be signed on 25/9/2018 and ground breaking on 20/11/2018 is scheduled to be opened in the next two years and is expected to ease congestion at the old hospital.
The Proposed Sonko Health facility shall cover a total area of 39,699m2 and a 450 beds capacity and will offer the following levels of care:
Surgeries, procedures, deliveries, immunization, inpatient beds, with 24 hrs emergency services and high end diagnostic services.
Labour Ward, delivery suites with FOUR fully functional Ward theatre , post- natal Ward.
Newborn unit with 100 incubators includes neonatal ICU, 20 Neonatal HDU with 30 Procedure rooms for breastfeeding.
Antenatal Ward with 60 beds, Acute gynecology with 50beds, gynecology theatre, hostels for mothers with babies in the nursery, mortuary and post-mortem services.
Laundry, Hospital kitchen, ambulance services for mothers, County Insurance Desk for residents, Residential accommodation for hospitals staff among others.