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Trans Nzoia County to Enhance Maternal Care with New Maternity Theatres

Trans Nzoia County to Enhance Maternal Care with New Maternity Theatres

Trans Nzoia County has initiated the construction of two new maternity theatres at Matunda and Saboti sub-county hospitals, marking a significant step towards improving maternal healthcare accessibility for residents.

In a bid to enhance maternal healthcare services, Trans Nzoia County has commenced the construction of two state-of-the-art maternity theatres at Matunda and Saboti sub-county hospitals. The groundbreaking ceremonies for these crucial healthcare facilities were officiated by Dr. Judith Simiyu, the County Chief Officer for Health, signifying a significant milestone in improving maternal care access for residents.

Addressing attendees during the ceremony, Dr. Simiyu underscored the importance of these theatres in reducing the burden on expectant mothers who previously had to travel long distances to Kitale County Referral Hospital for caesarean sections. With the introduction of these theatres, expectant mothers in Matunda and Saboti sub-counties will have access to quality maternal healthcare services closer to their communities, thereby enhancing primary healthcare offerings.

The project, valued at 10 million Kenyan shillings each, is slated for completion within two months, according to Dr. Simiyu. She reiterated Governor George Natembeya’s commitment to fulfilling campaign promises by bringing essential medical services closer to the people, particularly in underserved areas like Matunda and Saboti sub-counties.

Furthermore, Wamboka, the County Executive Committee (CEC) Member for Roads and Public Works, emphasized the importance of adhering to construction timelines and quality standards to ensure the timely delivery of these vital healthcare facilities. The project is also expected to generate job opportunities for local youth and women, thereby contributing to the economic empowerment of the community.

Janerose Mutama, the CEC Member for Lands, Physical Planning, Housing, and Urban Development, highlighted the transformative impact of these maternity theatres on maternal and child healthcare in the county. She emphasized Governor Natembeya’s commitment to ensuring that mothers receive quality healthcare services closer to their homes, thereby improving overall health outcomes for mothers and children in Trans Nzoia County.

The new maternity theatres are expected to serve a significant population in both Matunda and Saboti sub-counties, addressing existing gaps in maternal and child healthcare services. Norbert Musundi, Trans Nzoia County Public Health Officer, emphasized the broader coverage these theatres would provide, benefitting numerous spokes in the region and enhancing access to essential healthcare services for residents.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by local hospital officials, county administrators, and stakeholders, underscoring the collaborative effort to improve healthcare infrastructure and services in Trans Nzoia County.