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Ndeke clinic gets K7.6m facelift

GOVERNMENT has embarked on the expansion of infrastructure at Ndeke mini-hospital in Kitwe at K1.7 million. Above, workers at the construction site in the early stages of the project. PICTURE: NKOMBO KACHEMBA.

NKOMBO KACHEMBA, Kitwe
THE expansion of the existing infrastructure at Ndeke Clinic, which was recently upgraded to a mini-hospital in Kitwe’s Ndeke township, has started at a cost of K7.6 million.
Government recently upgraded Ndeke Clinic into a mini-hospital to improve the delivery of quality health services to the people in the area.
The mini-hospital will have a maternity wing, mortuary, admission wards, a laboratory, X-ray room, laundry and a kitchen, once completed.
Kitwe district health management team director Chikafuna Banda said in an interview yesterday that the works on the mini-hospital are progressing well.
“In our efforts to improve the delivery of health services to the people of Kitwe, we have embarked on a number of projects aimed at expanding the existing infrastructure in the health sector.
“We want our people in the district to have access to good quality health services,” Dr Banda said.
He also said works on the Kamakonde, Nkana East and Chamboli clinics have been completed using money from the constituency development fund and they would soon be handed over to the government.
Dr Banda said once the three clinics begin working, they will greatly improve the health status of the people in respective areas, who usually travel long distances to access medical services.
He said a maternity wing has also been built in Mulenga and Mindolo townships, respectively, for women to easily access maternal services in the two areas.
Dr Banda said in Mwekera, another clinic, including a mother’s shelter, has been built for people to have easy access to healthcare services close to their door step.
He said Government wants to ensure that more health centres are built, especially in rural areas, for people to have access to quality healthcare services.
Dr Banda said Government has allocated 11 health posts to Kitwe district out of the 650 that are being built countrywide.
He said the works on some of the health posts, which are located in far flung areas, are in progress.



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