Nairobi governor Sonko has busted a cartel at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital billing mothers for ‘Jik’ a detergent that was not necessary during child birth.
He said that the Jubilee directive making delivery of children to be free still stood and he did not understand why mothers were being billed.
He asked the officers in charge to explain where they expected the mothers to get money to pay for the detergent yet they were told that the service would be free.
He offered the woman Sh.5000 and asked her to send her caregiver to buy her medicine.
In his speech he said that the officers in charge of the hospital had seven days to explain the notes that patients were being given or else they would be fired.
The governor was making a surprise visit to the patients ahead of the world breastfeeding week celebrations in Pumwani.
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