Mothers in Tana River county gain access to medical equipment worth 187 million shillings

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Mothers in Tana River county were urged to deliver in hospitals so as to reduce the high maternal mortality rate in the region. Governor Hussein Dado termed home deliveries a retrogressive culture that was going to wipe out the counties mothers and their newborns. For every 100,000 live births, 536 of them are fatal. Dado however said the county was making strides to improve the state of health facilities and so far, the number of mothers delivering in hospitals has increased. He was speaking in Hola town where he officially handed over medical equipment worth 187 million shillings donated by world medical relief. million this financial year to improve health facilities in the county. County Governor Hussein Dado said his administration would spend Ksh 143 million to construct staff houses and Ksh 63 million to build new dispensaries. Another Ksh 90 million would go towards the construction of maternity wings in various health facilities, while Ksh 20 million had already been spent to purchase drugs and other medical commodities. The governor said this at the County Government Offices in Hola town during a ceremony to flag off the first consignment of medical commodities worth Ksh 20 million to be purchased by the County Government from the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA).
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