Much has been said about Pumwani Maternity Hospital in the recent past. A viral video shared on social has several sufferers share their stories on the rotten and disheartening state in the hospital.
According to the investigative journalist Felix Mwita, he received a call from on Saturday evening after a man identified as Timothy Mbaruka from Umoja who took his wife to the facility to give birth. An emotional Mbaruka narrated how he received a call at around 11 pm requesting him to visit the hospital early the next morning.
Sadly that fateful Sunday morning he was hit with the shocking news of his wife’s death as well as the unborn baby. Mbaruka said that the doctors provided him scanty details claiming that his wife overbled to death.
Several complainants accused the hospital of forcing 4 expectant mothers to share the same bed ignoring the COVID-19 restrictions. They claimed that the hospital has been plagued by poor services ever since Nairobi Governor Sonko surrendered over key functions to Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) and begged the government to hand it over back to him.
Two months, Pumwani Hospital was on the spotlight after a video emerged showing a pregnant woman delivering by the roadside after security guards denied her entry to the facility.
Check out the video below from the investigative journalist;