DEPUTY Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya says 30 out of the 650 health posts under construction countrywide have been completed.
Dr Chilufya said in an interview on Monday that out of the 650 health posts being constructed countrywide, 400 are at slab level while super structures have been erected at 200 sites.
Dr Chilufya said Government will complete the project by April this year and deliver the health posts to the people of Zambia.
“We are confident that we shall deliver the 650 health posts to the citizens as promised by Government,” Dr Chilufya said.
He also said at least one health post has been commissioned in five provinces, which include Copperbelt, Eastern, Southern, Western and Central provinces.
Dr Chilufya said Government expects more health posts to be completed in Northern and Luapula provinces within 14 days.
He also said the construction of the health posts in each district will enable Government to provide primary health care to the people as close to their homes as possible.
“Most people in rural areas find it hard to access proper medical care because health facilities are far from their homes, but with the construction of these health posts in every district, distance will not be a problem anymore,” Dr Chilufya said.