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Upgraded Mpongwe hospital mortuary to open July

MWAPE MWENYA, Mpongwe
THE newly upgraded Mpongwe Mission Hospital mortuary is set to open in July this year. It has been constructed at a cost of K250, 000.
In the past, residents kept dead bodies in their homes before burial or travelled more than 16 kilometres to Ibenga Mission Hospital mortuary.
The new facility has twelve shelves compared to the old one which only had five.
Mpongwe district commissioner Keith Maila said the mortuary has been constructed using the Constituency Development Funds (CDF).
“The facility will be manned by the same personnel that has been working in the old one, people will no longer keep their departed loved ones in their homes awaiting burial which has been the case in the past years. The project was initiated by the community”, Mr Maila said.
Mr Maila, however, said the district is in need of a district hospital to decongest the mission hospital in the area.
Meanwhile, Mr Maila said Government has started upgrading Mikata and Kalweo clinics at a cost of K2 million each to enhance the health delivery system in the district.
“The two clinics will also reduce congestion at Mpongwe Mission Hospital. The two clinics will consist of a maternity wing, mothers’ shelter and youth centre. The clinics are almost complete and will be open soon,” he said.
He said Government is working tirelessly to strengthen the health delivery system and ensuring quality health services are brought as closer to people as possible.

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