THE Government has said construction of the 650 health posts across the country would be completed in April this year.
Health Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya said Government was committed to ensuring that health posts are completed and handed over to the public by April. Dr Chilufya said his ministry would this week commission one of the ten newly completed health posts out of the 650 constructed nationwide.
“The construction of 650 health posts that we embarked on last year, will be completed in April this year, Government is committed to ensuring that all the health posts are completed and opened to the public,” he said. He said the first health post would be commissioned in Chipata of Eastern Province, while others would also be opened in April.
He said so far 10 health posts had been completed and would soon be open to members of the public who had to cover long distances to access health services.
He said 157 super-structures of the health posts had been done and were close to completion while 366 health posts were at slab level. Dr Chilufya said the ministry had also sunk 304 boreholes at the sites and construction works were going on well across the country.
President Edgar Lungu last month expressed worry over the slow pace at which the 650 health posts were being constructed across the country and directed that there be progress