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Kasama midwifery school poised to create jobs

THE newly constructed Chilubi Mainland District Hospital in Northern Province and right, is Kasama School of Midwifery.

HENRY SINYANGWE, Kasama
THE newly opened Lukupa Midwifery School in Kasama will create employment opportunities and improve maternal health delivery in Northern Province, Northern Province Minister Brian Mundubile has said.
And Kasama district commissioner Kelly Kashiwa says the government is committed to improving health delivery in the rural parts of the country.
The Lukupa health training institution has been rehabilitated by a local contractor at a cost of K2.2 million and opened to the public on Wednesday.
The boarding school will accommodate over 120 students.
Mr Mundubile was impressed with the classrooms and the rooms in the boarding, saying they will attract students from Northern, Luapula and Muchinga provinces.
He said the opening of the school would create employment for the local people.
“The works are impressive and as Government we are impressed with the local contractor that has done impressive works and I believe this will create employment opportunities which is the target of the government,” he said.
Northern Province permanent secretary Jobbicks Kalumba said the institution would significantly contribute to the reduction of maternal-related deaths in the country.
Speaking during the enrolment of students in short-term courses recently, Dr Kalumba said the school would serve as a vehicle for improved healthcare delivery system in the region and beyond.
Dr Kalumba said capacity development of nurses in midwifery would ensure reduction of deaths among pregnant mothers and children.
He said it is Government’s desire to see that no woman or child is lost from maternal health-related complications at all levels of healthcare delivery in the country.

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