Construction of a K10 million mini-hospital in Mushindamo district of North-western province has neared completion.
North-western provincial deputy Permanent Secretary, Emmanuel Chihili who inspected the project expressed satisfaction with the quality of works by the contractor.
Mr Chihili said the project is a clear demonstration of President Edgar Lungu’s commitment of taking development to all parts of the country without leaving anyone behind
“This is what we have been telling our people that the government of President Lungu means well for every Zambian, he does not want to leave anyone behind, so we want people of this province to realize the good gesture by our Head of State,” he said.
Mr Chihili said the project which is at 65 percent complete is expected to be commissioned in May, this year.
“This is just one of the twelve mini-hospitals government is constructing across the province,” he said.
Mr Chihili has since urged people in the province to realize that President Lungu does not discriminate in delivering development to all parts of the country
And Provincial Health Director, Charles Msiska said the mini hospital will have all the equipment with trained health personnel in an effort to reduce referral cases to Solwezi general hospital.
“This hospital will be fully equipped. It is going to have a theater, maternity ward, staff houses and everything equal to the district hospital”, Dr Msiska said.
Meanwhile, Mushindamo District Administrative Officer, Oscar Mugala said the facility has come at a right time.
He noted that people have been covering 85 kilometers to access health care services in Solwezi. “This is indeed a good development to the people of Mushindamo district, indeed President Lungu has a heart for all the citizens,” Mr Mugala said.
He has urged people in the district to utilize the facility now that the services have been brought closer to them and commended government for the gesture.
And Suscon Construction Solution Limited project site Manager, Adam Tembo said completion of works is expected by the month end of April this year.