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Health facilities warned against charging women in labour

11 October 2012, 12:13 Oduor Omondi

Nyanza Provincial Director of Public Health and Sanitation, Dr. Jackson Kioko has warned the management of dispensaries and health centers in the region against levying any charges on women who deliver in the medical facilities.

Speaking in Kisumu, Dr. Kioko said that any authority at the said facilities found charging any levies will face disciplinary measures.

He disclosed that all such fees have been paid upfront courtesy of the Health Sector Service Fund through Government support.

However, Dr. Kioko clarified that what delivering mothers should pay is Kshs.10 for registration and another Kshs.20 for the hospital’s book.

The Public health officer further stated that all the facilities have been given the monies for such women who go to deliver and so there shouldn’t be any extra levies.

“Sanitary towels and nappies must be given to the new born babies when they are inside and when they leave the medical facilities”, he emphasized.

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