Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho is not a man of empty rhetoric.

The outspoken Governor, who is not new to controversies, does not only dare his critics but also makes strides in standing tall among his fellow governors.

FILE: Mombasa Governor Ali Joho.

On Wednesday, the Mombasa County Chief announced plans to launch a new state of the art newborn unit at the Coast General Hospital.

State of the art Newborn Unit at Coast General Hospital.

In pictures shared by Joho on his social media accounts, the newborn unit mirrors a classic case of a modern well-equipped facility that is unimaginable of a public hospital.

State of the art Newborn Unit at Coast General Hospital.

The unit comprises of eight-bed Neonatal High Dependency Unit (HDU)and 30-bed Nursery with a special room created to incorporate kangaroo mother care that is highly recommended for preterm babies.

State of the art Newborn Unit at Coast General Hospital.

According to Governor Joho, the project will be a game-changer in bettering lives of mothers and their newborn children.

State of the art Newborn Unit at Coast General Hospital.

“This project will go a long way in improving key pointers within newborns including neonatal mortality. The Neonatal HDU will have ultra-modern baby incubators, Neonatal Monitoring devices, resuscitates & CPAP machines,” he tweeted.

State of the art Newborn Unit at Coast General Hospital.

The Governor announced that one of his County paediatricians was sponsored to further studies in South Africa to sub-specialize in Neonatology in abid to ensure the effective operation of the unit.

State of the art Newborn Unit at Coast General Hospital.

The project was jointly financed by Mombasa County and the Safaricom Foundation.

 

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