Chief Kakoma appeals for a mini hospital

 Chief Kakoma appeals for a mini hospital

Chief Kakoma of the Lunda people in Mwinilunga district has appealed to Government to construct a mini-hospital in his chiefdom to improve health care service delivery in the area.

Chief Kakoma said his chiefdom, which is located over 140 kilometres away from Mwinilunga Central Business District, only has one rural health center servicing a population of about 18,000 people.

The traditional leader said this when Northwestern province Minister, Robert Lihefu, called on him at his palace in Mwinilunga.

And Mr Lihefu said the Government will consider constructing new health facilities in the chiefdom to increase health care service delivery in the area.

Mr Lihefu said it is sad that chiefdom, with a population of 18,000 people, only has one rural health center.

He assured the people of Kakoma area that Government will address their challenges and ensure quality health care service delivery.

And, Mwinilunga District Commissioner, Harrison Kamuna expressed disappointment that the facility has not been expanded since it was established in 1964.

Mr Kamuna also said that the health facility will be upgraded as Government is determined to improve health care service delivery across the country.

And Kakoma rural health center acting nurse-in-charge, Musunga Chitula said the facility has a lot of challenges which need government’s urgent attention among them is inadequate bed space, equipment, beddings and lack of a maternity wing are among the challenges.

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