Govt. commissions maternity wing at Kitwe Central Hospital
Kitwe, January 7th, 2014, ZANIS — GOVERNMENT has commissioned the construction of a maternity wing block at Kitwe’s Chimwemwe urban Clinic at a cost of K1.6 million as part of the project to upgrade the clinic into a hospital.
Copperbelt Provincial minister Mwenya Musenge launched the projecting in Kitwe today which will be carried out by Hua Chang Infrastructure Engineering (Z) Limited.
And speaking at the commissioning ceremony, Mr Musenge said the construction of the maternity wing will help de-congest Kitwe Central Hospital maternity wards and enable the institution provide quality maternity.
He observed that the congestion at Kitwe Central Hospital makes the institution struggle to provide quality maternal health care services hence the need to decongest it.
Mr Musenge stated that Kitwe Central Hospital receives an average of 200 pregnant women per month from within Kitwe and referral cases from other surrounding districts.
The minister said the construction of the maternity Wing at Chimwemwe clinic ant and its ultimate upgrading is a demonstration of the PF government’s passion in alleviating the suffering of the people of Zambia.
He assured the people of Chimwemwe and Zambia at large that the PF government will continue to deliver the development it promised during the 2011 election campaigns.
He also urged the contractor to complete the project within the stipulated time and to also ensure that local people are employed under the project.
And Copperbelt Medical officer Consity Mwale said the province has experienced unprecedented infrastructure development in the province which has seen the completion of a number of hospitals that will soon be commissioned.
He cited Lufwanyama and Masaiti as some of the district with modern hospitals to be commissioned soon.
And Kitwe district Commissioner Elias Kamanga expressed happiness at the project to upgrade Chimwemwe clinic saying it will help decongest Kitwe Central Hospitals and also reduce maternal mortality.