Maternal care free, [Kenya] President Kenyatta announces

Daily Nation (Kenya) – Wednesday 5 June, 2013 (originally published June 1)

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, standing in car with accompanied by Chief of the Defence Force Julius Karangi, waves to the crowds at Kenya’s capital city Nairobi’s Nyayo National Stadium, during a national holiday on June 1, 2013. Image: PPS

The government has rolled out free maternal healthcare countrywide.

President Kenyatta said Saturday that women will access maternal services in public hospitals for free starting June 1.

“With respect to health, my government has made adequate budgetary arrangements to enable all pregnant mothers to access free maternity services in all public health facilities, with effect from 1st June, 2013,” said President Kenyatta made during the Madaraka Day celebrations at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi.

He said the government has also waived the Sh20 charged for registration in health centres. . .

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