Government through the Ministry of Health has continued to receive praise from the general public for bring quality health services closer to the people.
The initiative to purchase Mobile Hospitals has cheered many people in the country and the people of Shangombo District in Western Province are
no exception. Over 300 people who have received treatment in the last three days have expressed gratitude towards government for the good gesture.
Speaking on behalf of the many grateful residents, Nomai Nooyo a 36 year old man who regained his sight after surgery said in Shangombo today that he was very happy with the mobile hospital service because it will improve the well being of many people who cannot afford to travel in search of medical services.
“These hospitals are very important in areas like ours here because not everyone has money to access health service from here to Mongu not to even talking about going to Lusaka, that is why am very happy to see them in Shangombo today” he said.
Mr. Nooyo said remote areas like Shangombo have many people seeking modern health services hence mobile hospital could not have come at a better time than this.
AND Western Province Mobile Hospitals supervisor, Dr. Kazuma Seke said about 2811 people have received treatment from the mobile hospitals in three districts in the province so far.
Dr. Seke named the districts as Lukulu with 1500 patients, Senanga with 1011 patients and Shangombo in which services are still being offered
with 300 patients in three days.
He said the service has received overwhelming attention from the general public as people are travelling long distances just to access the service.
Speaking earlier, Shangombo District Commissioner Masheke Kabayo praised government for taking keen interest in ensuring that health services are brought closer to the people.
Mr. Kabayo said the services will reduce the agony people from rural areas face in accessing professional and modern health services.
He said the Mobile Hospitals have since been welcomed by the community adding that this is as a result of government’s good policies.