Mount Meru Hospital donates delivery kits to expectant mothers

ARUSHA: ARUSHA Mount Meru Referral Hospital and other development and health stakeholders have donated delivery kits to expectant mothers who visit the facility seeking delivery services.

The regional hospital has introduced a Delivery Kit Fund which aims at supporting expectant mothers who give births at the facility.

Hospital’s in charge, Dr Alex Ernest said over the weekend that between three and six pregnant women receive kits from the fund every day.

Dr Ernest said the Delivery Kit Fund has been supportive to expectant mothers who visit the hospital every day for delivery.

“This fund was created with support from development and health stakeholders in Arusha Region to support women who give births at our facility,” he said.

He said the kits have been provided by stakeholders in support of the ongoing efforts to improve health services by the sixth phase government under President Samia Suluhu Hassan.

“With the help of stakeholders, many expectant mothers will benefit during childbirth,” he said.

Furthermore, Dr Ernest said mothers who do not have any delivery kit are the ones who benefit from the support, and every day between three and six mothers receive the kits.

The facility’s nurse in charge, Ms Simphorosa Silalye, said the hospital has improved medical services including mother and child care starting from the labour ward as well as resting wards.

Mount Meru Hospital is located within Arusha Central Business District (CBD), the northern tourist hub and safari capital of Tanzania

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