Power outages in mufumbwe district has critically affected operations at the Mufumbwe District Health centre.
District director of health Paul Kambangu said service delivery at the centre has been affected negatively due to no and irregular electricity power supply to the centre.
Mr Kambangu who was speaking during a stakeholders meeting yesterday, said nurses are subjected to conduct deliveries using candles.
He added that other health facilities such as the mortuary are not functional .
Mr. Kambangu said all the services that require laboratory tests and the CD four counts for people living with HIV aids cannot be done due lack of power in the district.
And at least 14 general workers under the Mufumbwe health management team have been retrenched following a government order that all workers not under government pay roll should be retrenched with immediate effect.
District director of health told stakeholders yesterday that the entire district had less than 10 cleaners and other general duty jobs to man 15 rural health centres and the main hospital.
Mr. Kambangu said the retrenchment exercise has serious effects on the delivery of health services in the district.
He said the institution did not have sufficient drivers, cleaners and mortuary attendants.
Mr kambangu has since called on government and stakeholders to come to the rescue of the hospital and clinics in the district.
Meanwhile stakeholders during the meeting agreed to contribute at least K100 000 per month for one year towards cleaning of the hospital.
And the Kikonge community has pledged to support one general worker and care taker at the Kikonge clinic.
District Commissioner confirmed that the local community retained the health worker after government retrenched him.
Mr. Muyutu also confirmed that the money the stakeholders will contribute would be used to pay two general workers to help clean the hospital.
Mr Muyutu thanked the stakeholders for their quick response and urged other people and organisations to come to the aid of the hospital.
The stake holders included contractors, transporters, farmers, marketeers, traders, metal fabricators and millers associations of mufumbwe.
Others were the community based, faith based and non governmental organisations in the district.