• In an interview with Spice FM on Tuesday, Oluga said the NMS program has managed to do away with maternal deaths in Nairobi County.
• He said the figure was recorded despite having an average of 1700 monthly deliveries.
Nairobi Metropolitan Service (NMS) health director Ouma Oluga has said Pumwani Hospital has not recorded a single maternal death.
In an interview with Spice FM on Tuesday, Oluga said the NMS program has managed to do away with maternal deaths in Nairobi County.
"One of NMS key achievements is the reduction of maternal deaths in Nairobi health facilities. A good case in point is the Pumwani Hospital which has not recorded a single maternal death for 8 months," he said.
He said the figure was recorded despite having an average of 1700 monthly deliveries.
Oluga said medical interventions contributed to the reduction of maternal and infant deaths.
"The strategies include, stern maternal audits, strengthening of reproductive health care," Oluga added.
The director added that the healthcare workers are trained vigorously in infant resuscitation and respectful maternal care.
Pumwani Hospital is one of the Nairobi's top public maternal hospitals and was renovated in City Hall's bid of May 2019 to overhaul the structure and management of the health facilities.
The hospital has been infamous for alleged medical malpractice that resulted in the deaths of mothers and babies.
In September 2018, the scandalous discovery of 12 infant bodies put the hospital in the limelight and since then the facility has undergone a major transformation.
Fully equipped cold rooms were built, a new oxygen plant, a modern surgical unit for deliveries and extra delivery wards.
The facility was to offer free maternity services but not postnatal and prenatal care.
Other health facilities that benefited from the upgrade were Mbagathi, Mutuini and Mama Lucy hospitals.