• The agreement further allows the MHG to offer treatment to maternity and related complications, especially, critical care for preterm born babies.
• It will also help meet patients’ needs by offering timely and critical treatment, addressing the service challenges causing maternal deaths during birth.
A partnership that aims at ensuring patients get specialized care for maternity complications and neonatal critical care at an affordable cost was Thursday sealed.
The deal came on a day when the world is commemorating the 2022 World Prematurity Day.
This is after Meridian Health Group (MHG)signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Jacaranda Maternity Hospital (JMH).
Speaking at the unveiling of the new partnership at Ibis Styles Hotel, MHG CEO Mathenge Rukwaro said Kenya’s neonatal mortality rate (NMR) stands at 22 deaths per 1000 live births.
He said the new deal will enable several patients in need of specialized care afford the services.
“Quality and adequate maternal healthcare is therefore key in ensuring reduction of maternal and child mortality,” he said.
“As we commemorate the 2022 World Prematurity Day, we aim to ensure that every family can access cost effective premature care. Through this collaboration we aim to provide timely specialized and affordable care to patients.”
Jacaranda Maternity Hospital Chief Operating Officer Kalie Gold reiterated that the partnership sought to reaffirm their commitment to offer expectant mothers sustainable health care.
“Our mission is to provide high-quality, client-centered, affordable care to mothers and their babies at the highest standards,” she said.
“World Prematurity Day aims to raise awareness of the key challenges and burden of preterm birth globally.”
The agreement further allows the MHG to offer treatment to maternity and related complications, especially, critical care for preterm born babies.
It will also help meet patients’ needs by offering timely and critical treatment, addressing the service challenges causing maternal deaths during birth.
The collaboration will also ensure that mothers and new born babies get access to a wider panel of specialized doctors within Meridian Health Group.
Edited by Bosco Marita