Empowering Garissa: Governor Initiates State-of-the-Art Hospital to Fight Maternal Mortality

At the groundbreaking event for Garissa County Referral Hospital, Governor Nathif Jama revealed plans for a state-of-the-art facility with more than 400 beds. This hospital will cater to Garissa, as well as the entire Northern Kenya region, nearby counties, and even Somalia.

Governor Jama shared statistics indicating a significant improvement in maternal mortality rates from 2013 to 2018, crediting devolution for this progress. He expressed confidence that the new hospital will further decrease these numbers upon its completion.

In an ambitious timeline, Jama promised to finish the project within 20 months, fulfilling a commitment he made during his campaign. Dr. Hawa Boi, from Garissa County Referral Hospital, emphasized how crucial this development is in preventing pregnancy-related deaths and enhancing overall healthcare services.

Dr. Boi expressed pride in having a facility that will rival higher-level hospitals, raising hopes for better healthcare in Garissa. She emphasized that the new hospital will not only increase survival rates for newborns but also enable them to grow up healthy and make positive contributions to the county’s future.

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