Mombasa,KENYA:A sh 40 million maternity wing at the Likoni Sub-county hospital meant to ease home deliveries has been completed.
The maternity wing whose construction started in 2016 was constructed by the Mombasa county government in conjunction with mining company Base titanium which contributed sh 20 million and Italian department of foreign aid and its capacity is 18 beds.
The beds were donated by mining company base titanium which has in the past conducted several successful CSR projects in Likoni and Kwale areas.
According to Dr Ali Juma the medical superintendent at the Likoni sub-county hospital, the new facility would help reduce death related births.
“We foresee that the Likoni maternity wing will reduce death related births significantly in both Likoni and Kwale in general. The closest facilities for maternal theater facilities for residents were only in Msambweni and Mombasa town which are both significantly far from here.” Dr Ali Juma said.
Women living in Kwale county and Likoni area have to cross the ever congested Likoni ferry to seek deliveries and prenatal specialized services at the Coast general hospital .
In 2015 the hospital was ranked as the worst in deliveries due to the high number of maternity deaths by the Health Information systems.