Tales of agony and misery at Pumwani Hospital

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja speaks to journalists at Pumwani Maternity Hospital on September 19, 2018, after assessing the state of the facility in Nairobi. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • At the new born unit, a single incubator is playing host to four babies instead of one. Inside the theatre room, there are only three machines where only two are working.
  • The hospital has a total of 159 nurses, with the labour ward assigned seven nurses during the day and six at night, falling short of the World Health Organization's requirement of at least 10 nurses per ward.

Rashid Yusuf sits quietly on a bench outside the social worker’s office at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi lost in thought.

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