Nairobi, (GPS) 22nd November, 2021
Nairobi County Governor, H.E Ann Kananu has vowed to take the healthcare service provision to another level.
Speaking on Sunday during the women’s baby shower event organized by local comedian Eric Omondi in Upper Hill, Governor Kananu said she wants to compliment President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Universal Health Care agenda, which is part of the Big Four Agenda.
“My administration will make sure that affordable healthcare is a priority for women in Nairobi County, especially those who reside in the informal settlements,” said H.E Kananu.
The Governor said maternal healthcare provision in Nairobi’s informal settlements needs to be improved, so that mortality rate amongst young children is reduced. “We all know that children are gifts from God. We will do whatever it takes to protect the lives of young children and their mothers,” said Governor Kananu.
The function was attended by over 300 hundred expectant mothers whose aim was to promote childbirth, nutrition and recognize children in our society.
The Governor also promised to fully cater for maternity fees for the 20 pregnant women who are scheduled to give birth this week and the coming days at the Komarock maternity hospital at a cost of 25,000/- per Expectant mother.
“The lives of the unborn children must be protected. Children are our future leaders,” she said.
Governor Kananu said 24 hours healthcare services will be available in all the 17 sub counties of Nairobi before the next general election.
According to a recent survey, over 70 percent of Nairobi’s population live in the informal settlement.
Majority of the residents are in Dagoreti, Lang’ata, Kibera, Mathare, Mukuru, Kamkunji, Jerusalem, Kajiji, Motherland, Angola, Digo Kitui among other areas.
Governor Kananu thanked President Uhuru for rolling out the Kazi Mtaani Programme, which continues to give the youth a livelihood, especially during these hard economic times.
She however said women ought to be given 50 percent opportunity in the ongoing registration of the Kazi Mtaaani Youth Programme.
“We must ensure that everyone is given an equal opportunity,” she said.