Thursday, 28 April 2016


By MacPherson Mukuka in Chama* Muchinga Province*

Chama District Hospital Admission wing

Hospital ward block

Government has completed the construction of CHAMA District Hospital at a cost of about 23 Million Kwacha.

And Government says it will continue taking health care services closer to the people through the construction of modern health facilities across the country.

Health Deputy Minister CHITALU CHILUFYA says government has built the facility to enhance provision of health care services to Chama residents.

Dr. CHILUFYA says the facility is fully furnished and human resource personnel will be deployed to the hospital before its commissioning.

He says President EDGAR LUNGU is expected in the district to commission the health facility adding that once in operation, the hospital will offer medical care services to over 1 hundred thousand residents in the district.

And Chama District Medical Officer ANTHONY KAMANZ says the new hospital will supplement the provision of maternal health services among others in the District.

He says the district has had challenges in provision of maternal health care services due to lack of modern equipment.

He has disclosed that the old hospital made an improvised theatre where it carried its surgical procedures but now things have changed with the provision of a state of the art modern theater at the new hospital.   

And the Maternal health section at the Hospital has also expressed happiness at the development. Maternal health Sister in charge JESSY CHOMBA says mother will now have an opportunity to be treated using modern facilities.

Meanwhile, Chama District Commissioner JOSPHAT LOMBE says security at the hospital has been provided through the members of the community as they await the fencing of the facility.

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