Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has announced major renovations taking place at Mbagathi Hospital maternity wing to improve it.
On May, Nairobi health executive Mohammed Dagane said a supplementary budget of Sh20 million was passed in April to renovate the facility.
The county government is in a bid to revive a modern maternity wing following its closure in 2018 after it was confirmed to be unfit for occupation.
In May 2018, a fire broke out in the maternity block forcing mothers and babies to be evacuated at night.
The engineers had previously ordered the closure of the wing amid concerns of leakages in the building that was seen to spur electric shocks.
The report stated, “maternity wing has exhibited certain structural defects that have led to water leakages from visible cracks on the walls and ceiling.”
“The floor gets flooded exposing patients and staff to electric shock.”
The statement further read: “In addition, the drainage system has been experiencing frequent blockages and backflows. This also exposes patients and staff to infections.”
Other hospitals in the county that are also being renovated and upgraded include Mama Lucy, Pumwani and Mutuini.