Nairobi governor Mike Sonko has donated cooler boxers as a temporary measure to solve the morgue crisis at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital.
“As we plan for immediate improvement of maternal care at Pumwani Maternity Hospital, I have personally donated cooler boxes to be installed in a temporary mortuary at the facility,” Sonko said.
The infrastructure crisis at Pumwani was brought to the fore on Monday when the governor stormed the hospital allegedly, following a tip-off from the public and discovered 12 infant bodies wrapped in polythene bags and stashed in boxes.
The infants allegedly died after someone switched off power at the newborn unit.
A section of medics took to the defense of their colleagues at Pumwani saying the situation was occasioned by lack of a morgue at the facility and went ahead to accuse Sonko of engaging in cheap publicity stunts for political mileage.