Chaloshi Ward Councilor, Christabel Kalasa in Kembe Constituency in Chibombo District in Central Province has called on government to provide the health center in her ward an ambulance to ease Health service delivery.
Ms Kalasa says there is need for government to provide an ambulance to the area so as to avoid casualties such as the recorded two maternal deaths which occurred last month.
ZANIS records that the area Councilor, said had there been an ambulance at Twalumba Health post to Liteta Hospital the untimely deaths of the expectant mothers and their unborn babies would have been avoided.
Ms. kalasa said in a telephone interview today that pregnant women also delay to go for antenatal services.
The civic leader has also bemoaned the lack of medical facilities at the health post.
She however, expressed happiness that donors from Belgium she did not name have come on board tand have started constructing a new maternity ward which she said is nearing completion with only ten percent of the works remaining.
Meanwhile, Ms Kalasa has disclosed that the community will soon hold a fundraising dinner next month on 11 March to raise money towards the completion the maternity ward.
The civic leader has since called on stakeholders in Chibombo district in particular and country at large to come on board in the provision of quality health services to the people.
She said improving the health sector cannot be left to government alone but from all concerned stakeholders.