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.
On Wednesday, the Mombasa County Chief announced plans to launch a new state of the art newborn unit at the 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.
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.
According to Governor Joho, the project will be a game-changer in bettering lives of mothers and their newborn children.
“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.
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.
The project was jointly financed by Mombasa County and the Safaricom Foundation.
The Coast General Teaching and referral Hospital will soon open a state of the art Newborn Unit comprising of eight bed Neonatal High Dependency Unit (HDU)and 30-bed Nursery. pic.twitter.com/SrhCX6VdSs
— Governor Hassan Joho (@HassanAliJoho) December 4, 2019