Nandi County Executive Committee Member for Health and Sanitation Mrs Ruth Koech. PHOTO|COURTESY
Mothers in Nandi county have been urged to give birth in health facilities to reduce the high child and maternal mortality.
Nandi CEC for Health and Sanitation Ruth Koech said the facilities have been upgraded to improve healthcare.
She was speaking in Kapsabet County Referral Hospital, Kapsabet town, where she had accompanied Chepkunyuk Ward MCA Hon. Dr. Paul Sanga to receive his baby at the maternity unit.
The Health and Sanitation CEC said that Governor Sang’s administration will equip all the county’s health facilities and maternity wings by the end of the year.
“Our mothers should know they will be safer delivering in these facilities than at home, as has been the culture before,” she said.
Ruth said the county has begun to build a modern maternity Mother and Baby Hospital at the Kapsabet County Referral Hospital.