andu Area Member of Parliament (MP), Steven Kampyongo has commissioned the Yosamu Health Post in Shiwangandu district, Muchinga Province.
Mr Kampyongo who is also Home Affairs Minister, says the opening of the health centre would bring health services closer to the people in the area.
He said the health centre is the 3rd among the four health posts to be constructed in Shiwang
andu district by Angelique Limited, an Indian company contracted to undertake construction works of the health facilities. “Government is determined to work for the people of Zambia and lessen the burdens that people are faced with,” Mr Kampyongo said. And Shiwangandu District Council Chairperson, Epilius Chisulo said government will continue to serve people by taking development to all parts of the country.
And Community members in the area are happy that the long awaited Health facility has been opened to members of the public.
Some community members talked to by ZANIS said they were happy that they will no longer have to access health services from distant health facilities such as Konja and Matumbo Rural Health Centres.
Ms Beatrice Bwalya said it was a challenge for expectant mothers to travel to distant facilities to deliver adding that some women ended up giving birth by the road side on their way to the hospital.
And another resident, Imelda Musonda said the commissioning of the health post was a relief to them and other surrounding villages as many people shunned to seek medical health services due to long distances until their condition worsened. – ZANIS