Michelo Mweemba

Kasoma Lwela Rural Health Centre maternity ward in Chembe District, Luapula Province will soon receive some renovations that will make it habitable for expectant mothers.

The maternity ward that was constructed over 10 years ago under Mansa Town Council using the Constituency Development Fund needs renovations especially on the roofing which poses a danger to human life as it can be blown off by heavy rains and winds at any time.

Speaking to ZANIS during the tour of the Kasoma Lwela Rural Health Facility and the solar powered water utility, Chembe Member of Parliament Dr. Sebastian Kopulande expressed concern over the state of the maternity ward and requested Chembe Town Council to have it renovated as soon as possible.

Dr. Kopulande explained that the council authorities should treat this issue with the needed urgency and use part of the approved CDF 2018 allocation to replace the dilapidated roof with a complete new one.

He also explained that some of the money should be used to construct 2 VIP toilets after realizing that the toilet the facility was using collapsed some weeks ago.

Dr. Kopulande emphasized that government under the leadership of President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is working tirelessly to ensure that no life is lost due to poor health services hence the need to have better facilities with the best services.

He has also appealed to the health staff in the District no to relent in diligently providing health services to the community because that that is the sole reason they were employed by government.

Meanwhile, Kasoma Lwela Health Facility Senior Clinical Officer Kasonde Pongwe has requested the Member of Parliament to assist in facilitated for the construction of a lid at the shallow water well the facility has dug as a buck up to the existing solar water utility.

Mr. Pongwe says the facility has not been faced with any major challenge as the Ministry of Health is working extra hard to ensure that quality health services are brought as close to the people as possible.

He has since thanked government through the MP for considering Kasoma Lwela rural health facility for the rehabilitation of the dilapidated roof as well the construction of the 2 VIP toilets that will really be appreciated by both the facility and the community.

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