The Chinese Contractor constructing Mungwi District Hospital is scheduled to hand over the project to government in the first quarter of this year.

ZANIS reports that District Health Director Zoran Muhimba who confirmed the development in an interview said the contractor is in the finalizing stage in readiness for furnishing of the hospital before it is operationalized.

Dr. Muhimba said this when Northern Province Minister Brian Mundubile and Malole area Member of Parliament Christopher Yaluma inspected the on-going works on phase one of the project.

He said once operational, the hospital will enhance access to health care services among residents of Mungwi District.

Dr Muhimba said some of services that the hospital will be providing will include; X-RAY, physiotherapy, among other diagnostic and curative services.

And Northern Province Minister Brian Mundubile said the construction of the first ever hospital in Mungwi District is a demonstration of government’s commitment to improved delivery of health care services.

Phase one of the hospital which comprises of an out-patient department and administration block, has been under construction since 2015.

Government engaged China Gansu Engineering Cooperation to carry out the construction of phase one of Mungwi District Hospital at a cost of K14.7 million.

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