Nurses on duty at the Isiolo County Referral Hospital volunteered gifts to two infants born at the close of the year.
The nurses who were on duty at the midnight of the New year thronged the hospital’s maternity wing to welcome the infants into the world as they celebrated the new year.
The parents of the two newborns received clothes for the mothers and the newborn, as well as diapers, baby jelly ointment, soaps and sanitary pads for use by the mother.
A specialist midwife (nurse) at the facility Florence Munoru, said that the gesture by the nurses was to mark the year 2020 as the international year for nurses and midwives in accordance with directions from the World Health Organization.
She noted that a nurse plays a critical role in any health facility as they are always the first to receive patients and the last to see them off either after being discharged or passing on.
Munoru said that the year 2020 is expected to be a year that nurses are given better recognition that will consequently lead to better service delivery in health facilities.
In company of other health care givers, she said that the major challenges facing their service delivery in public health facilities was shortage of Nurses and midwives in the country and urged the government to recruit more in order to address the challenge and ensure quality healthcare for all Kenyans.
By David Nduro