Mothers suffer as hospitals in Boni closed after Shabaab attacks

KDF medical personnel treat residents of Kotile which is within the Linda Boni operation zone. Most hospitals in the area have been closed down due to persistent Al-Shabaab attacks. PHOTO | KALUME KAZUNGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Expectant women and children, especially those living in villages close to the Somalia border, cannot access medical services.
  • Reports indicate that a number of pregnant women have died after failing to get medical care in the border villages.
  • There have been appeals to the county government to set up a sub-county hospital in the region.

The closure of most dispensaries and health centres in areas earmarked for the ongoing multi-agency security Operation Linda Boni has subjected expectant mothers and children to immense suffering.

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