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The First Lady Launches Mama Rachel Ruto Maternity Hospital

The First Lady of the republic of Kenya Mrs. Rachel Ruto has today launched a maternity hospital named after her in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County. The First Lady was the guest of honour at the event.


The function had in attendance the governor of its home county Mr. Jonathan Bii and the Principal Secretary for Public Health and Professional Standards Mary Muthoni.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii. Credit: Citizen Digital

The facility, previously known as West Maternity Hospital, is centred around mother-and-child care. It has an in-patient wing with a bed capacity of 70. It also has a paediatric ICU and newborn unit as well as a paediatric department.

The hospital hosts gynaecologists, general physicians and paediatricians. What’s more? It will have a mental health department for expectant mothers. There will be counselling psychologists and psychiatrists ready to guide the mothers through their transition as they bring forth new life.

The speaker of the county assembly of Uasin Gishu Philip Muigei was also in attendance along with a few MCAs such as the MCA for Moi’s bridge and Kapseret wards.

Mama Rachel Ruto Hospital is well equipped. Despite it being a public hospital, it is equipped like a private hospital. The United States government through USAID provided essential equipment to the hospital as well as training for the staff to ensure top-notch service delivery.

An old picture of West Maternity Hospital. Credit: Top-rated.Online

Over the past 10 years, the US government through USAID has devoted 158 million dollars to improving maternal and child health care in Kenya.

The facility contains state of the art equipment worth Ksh 1 Billion donated by the French government. The hospital, on June 10, received a consignment of drugs worth 37 million from KeMSA.

The county governor called for help to expand the hospital to a baby care hospital. The hospital sits on Kiplombe Ward and continues to be open to the public.

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