A traditional leader in Kasama district has appealed to the government to consider releasing fundsÂ for the rehabilitation of the Kasama general hospital.
Mulenga Hill village head person Regina Kayula said currently the hospital was in a
deplorable state due to lack of maintenance and needed urgent attention.
Ms. Kayula noted that past contractors engaged to carry out repair works at the
hospital have done shoddy works resulting in the falling health standards at the
She also saidÂ it is disappointing that although government provides grants to the
health institution, certain sections of the hospital were still not operational due
to their poor state.
She has since urged the government to immediately deal firmly with individuals who
are frustrating its efforts of improving health care delivery to the community by
misapplying funds meant for developmental projects.
Ms. Kayula also called on the ministry of health to consider sending more medical
doctors to the Kasama general hospital to beef up the current staffÂ shortage.
Last year, Kasama general hospital was flooded after heavy rains, a situation which
resulted in damage to infrastructure at the institution.
Meanwhile, Ms. Kayula has urged the Roads Development Agency to urgently repair the
road leading to the hospital, which she said was in a bad state.
She observed that it was unfair to inconvenience residents to ferry their sick
relatives to the health institution by using a road full of potholes.