Case Records and Commentaries in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Orwenyo, Ezekiel A
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Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, is the National referral hospital for the Republic of Kenya. The hospital also provides health needs for the Nairobi population and the surrounding areas. In addition it is a major centre for training of medical and paramedical personnel. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is an integral part of this hospital. OBSTETRIC SERVICE AT KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL The obstetric unit consists of the antenatal clinic, maternity wards 1, 2 and 3 and labour ward. Patients are managed on "Firm" basis of wh i.ch t.here are three. Each maternity ward has ~2 beds. The labour ward has 10 beds in first stage. There are 3 delivery rooms each having 2 beds. There is one Intensive Care side-room with .3 beds for management of eclampsia, hypertensive patients and critically ill patients. There are 2 theatre~ one for emergency and elective obstetric operations and the other for postpartum tubal ligation under local anaesthesia.
University of Nairobi
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