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Expectant mums, men share ward

PART of the refurbished maternity wing at Mpatamatu Section 26 Clinic in Luanshya.

MWAPE MWENYA, Mwinilunga
EXPECTANT mothers are being admitted in the same ward as men at Kanyama Rural Health post in Mwinilunga district in North-Western Province.
Chief Kanyama of the Lunda people has attributed this to lack of a hospital in the area, which has a huge catchment area.

Speaking to journalists when officials from the National Food and Nutritional Commission paid a courtesy call at his palace last week, the chief appealed for the construction of a hospital.
The traditional leader said it is demeaning and heart-breaking to see women who are delivering to be in the same ward with men.
Chief Kanyama said he is ready to offer land for the construction of a hospital in the area.


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