Chief Mukonchi of the Swaka people in Kapiri Mposhi district has commended government for sending a Mobile Hospital to his area to attend to various health ailments faced by his subjects.
Chief Mukonchi said the Mobile Hospital, which will be stationed in his area for five days, will greatly afford his people access to quality health care.
The traditional leader noted that his subjects cover long distances to health centres in order to access medical care.
He said the coming of the Mobile Hospital in the area will bring health care on their door steps during the few days it will be in his area.
Chief Mukonchi urged his subjects to take advantage of the presence of the Mobile Hospital to have their various health ailments attended to.
The Mobile Hospital has opened service to Mukonchi chiefdom today and expected to wind up over the weekend.
And Government has reiterated its resolve to work extremely hard in providing care and quality health services to the people especially in the rural parts of the country.
Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Joseph Katema said with the growing population in Zambia, a lot of citizens require access to good health services at health institutions.
Dr. Katema was speaking in an interview with ZANIS shortly after touring Chongwe District Hospital and Chongwe District Health Centre yesterday.
He said palliative care and quality health service delivery to all Zambia was government’s priority.
Dr. Katema has since thanked all stakeholders that have been in the forefront to supplement government’s efforts in providing quality health services to all citizens countrywide.
Meanwhile, Chongwe District Director of Health Charles Msiska said taking quality health services as close to the people as possible was cardinal in ensuring improved health care services in Zambia.
Dr. Msiska said the district was one of the areas where people have been receiving quality health services.