Mukuru slums residents in Nairobi County will benefit hugely from the increase of capacity at the Ruben Health Center Maternity Ward, it has been revealed.
Humanitarian Pankaj Shah, promised to donate an extra eight beds to the center in addition to his weekly supply of food packs.
“It’s always a pleasure to be associated with the residents of Mukuru, I feel at home here. But it concerns me a lot to see our expectant mothers being troubled. Please pass the word that no woman should give birth at home or lose a child because of issues related to giving birth. We are planning to have eight more beds at the maternity in the coming few days,” said team leader Pankaj Shah on behalf on Team Pankaj.
Ruben Health Center, a level 3 health facility in the heart of Mukuru slums, was started way back in 1992, by a Japanese NGO known as the African Education Fund.
The Christian Brothers took over in 2000 and embarked into improving health services for the residents of Mukuru. They built the health facility and officially opened it in 2003.
The health center offers outpatient services, nutrition services, asthma clinic, child welfare clinic, antenatal clinic, cervical/breast cancer screening, laboratory services, ambulance services, TB clinic, dental care, reproductive health and has a well-equipped pharmacy.
In 2018, the center built a maternity.
“All you have to do is to come get checked. It is important that a mother delivers a healthy baby and also the mother should be healthy. I urge you to make use of these facilities here at Ruben center,” Pankaj Shah finalized with a smile, much to the applause of Mukuru residents.
Ruben center’s labor ward will expand its facilities as it expects eight more beds from Pankaj Shah.
To be worthy noted is the fact that the center offers free maternity services to expectant mothers.
Mukuru residents now have a reason to smile as the community gets more inspired by the Christian Brothers driven initiative.Attachments area
By Shadrack Andenga Odinga