Madiany sub-county hospital in Rarieda sub-county has successfully conducted its first cesarean delivery.
Speaking on Wednesday, the County Chief Officer for Health Omondi Owino said the 30-minute operation last week followed an upgrading of the sub-county hospital's theatre.
“It was the first cesarean section since independence at the facility,” said Dr Owino.
For decades, the facility had been offering basic medical services due to infrastructural challenges.
According to Owino, the facility had been referring most of its patients to the County referral hospital in Siaya town or the neighbouring Kisumu County, which are miles away.
He said the establishment of functional maternity theatres in the county would help reduce infant and maternal mortality.
“Later in the year, Ukwala will also offer similar services. This will translate to better outcomes for mother and child,” he said.
At Bondo sub-county hospital, the digging of a Sh1.5 million boreholes to end perennial water shortage at the facility is finally complete.
According to the hospital’s Board of Management chair Joseph Kwaka, the borehole is in use.
“Bondo has been experiencing perennial water shortage, which has always affected operations in public institutions,” said Mr Kwaka.