The clinic is located in Dambwa Central where United Party for National Development (UPND)’s Likando Liswani is the ward councillor.
Ms Lungu said she would report to President Edgar Lungu over the matter people as the people of Livingstone deserved good health facilities.
The First Lady was speaking in Livingstone yesterday when she toured Mahatma Gandhi Clinic.
Ms Lungu, who also toured Linda Clinic and paid a courtesy call on Senior Chief Mukuni of Kazungula District in Southern Province, is in Livingstone to officiate at today’s national celebrations for the World AIDS Day at Villa Grounds.
Southern province Permanent Secretary Sibanze Simuchoba, Livingstone District Commissioner Omar Munsanje, Livingstone District Medical Officer Cliff Hara, National AIDS/STI/TB Council (NAC) and Livingstone HIV/AIDS Coordination Advisor Stephen Ndebele were some of the officials in Ms Lungu’s entourage.
“I am told the non-completion of maternity wing at Mahatma Gandhi Clinic has been politicised. I will take the message to the President myself.
“Government, through the civil leaders, should endeavour to see to it that the people in Livingstone get good health facilities which they deserve,” she said.
Ms Lungu said the mothers needed to deliver in better health environment and hence it was not correct to play games on people’s lives and the health environment.
“Let us have the heart for humanity and fellow human beings. People at times are neglected and given poor services due to seemingly lack of facilities and yet the resources are there.
“Livingstone area Member of Parliament, Hon Lawrence Evans, note that before you come to State House to bring this issue to the President, I am your DHL massager and I will take the message. It is so painful to see people’s lives being taken lightly and yet we are God’s people,” Ms Lungu said.
She was however happy that the health facility was proving services in all areas of humanity.
At Linda Clinic, Ms Lungu commended the heath personnel in Livingstone for taking care of their patients effectively.
Mr Evans, who is also Livestock and Fisheries Deputy Minister, thanked the First Lady for visiting the tourist capital.
“Mahatma Gandhi Clinic should not be politicised and we need to look at the lives of people. When I come to Lusaka, I will lobby for a bit of money to see to it that this clinic is completed,” he said.
And Dr Hara told Ms Lungu that Livingstone had a total population of 164, 157 people out of which 41, 532 were living with HIV/AIDS.
He said 16, 121 people in Livingstone were on antiretroviral therapy out of which 6, 158 were at Mahatma Gandhi Clinic.