The Mobile Hospital has attended to more than 1000 people suffering from various ailments in chief Chikanta’s area at Chilala zonal clinic in Kalomo.
Mobile clinic doctor in-charge, Dalitso Makani was briefing District Commissioner Omar Munsanje when he visited Chilala clinic over the weekend.
Dr. Makani says 1,468 patients who were attended to in five days were treated for various ailments ranging from surgical, maternal and medical cases, dental and other general health complaints.
Meanwhile, a cross section of people talked to in chief Chikanta’s area have expressed happiness over the coming of mobile hospital to rural localities.
Up until the recent past, people have been failing to access medical attention due to long distances to clinics and hospitals.
The mobile hospitals which were purchased by the previous regime had earlier received criticism from a cross section of society claiming it was a misplaced priority for the government to purchase such mobile health facilities.
One of the arguments advanced was that of costs which would be incurred during mobile operations.
It is estimated that one mobile hospital has to carry on board about 33 members of staff who in turn should get their subsistence daily allowances alongside operational costs for the seven unit vehicles and the needed operations logistics.