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Utumishi Kwa Wote: Police Vehicle Saves a Life in Magutuni District Hospital, Tharaka Nithi County

Obstetric emergencies can occur any time during pregnancy and also at birth. They are not just life-threatening to the child but also to the mother as well. For that reason, it is critically important that mothers are taken care of in case they develop the complication.

Nonetheless, emergencies occur when they are least expected and this was the case on Friday 4th June 2021 in Magutuni Hospital In Tharaka Nithi County. A middle-aged woman developed complications after conceiving and the situation was life-threatening.

According to the residents, there were efforts to get an ambulance from Chuka Hospital but they were not successful. Although the governor has made a lot of efforts to develop the hospitals and the infrastructure in the county, every minute counts in such a situation.

For that reason, they opted to use the readily available means, and therefore the police vehicle was used as an ambulance. Many were thrilled as they thought the vehicles are only used to very those perceived to have committed various offenses.

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