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South in 29 health posts galore

SHIKANDA KAWANGA, Livingstone
A TOTAL of 29 health posts have so far been constructed out of the 99 Government intends to put up in Southern Province to address maternal mortality and other health complications, Southern Province permanent secretary Sibanze Simuchoba has said.
Mr Simuchoba said in an interview recently that the 29 health posts have since been handed over to the Ministry of Health provincial health department.
According to the Revised Sixth National Development Plan for Southern Province, Government will construct a total of 99 health posts.
“These 29 health posts are dotted around the province and most of them are even operational,” he said.
Mr Simuchoba said Government is aware that better health is central to the well-being of society, that’s why there is commitment to ensure that all the health posts are completed soon.
“Access to proper health care can make an important contribution to economic progress, as a healthy population lives longer, and is more productive,” he said.
Mr Simuchoba said four new hospitals are also under construction and there is tremendous progress adding that Namwala hospital, which is one of the four, has been commissioned though phase three has not been completed.
“Other health infrastructure construction projects such as the Munyumbwe and Kalomo district hospitals-phase two, Namwala District Hospital-phase three and Kazungula District Hospital- phase one are progressing well,” he said.
Mr Simuchoba said the Kalomo District Hospital- Phase one is practically complete and only requires Department of Infrastructure to carry out inspections.

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