—Kasempa District Medical Officer, Edgar Mutimushi, says the ten health centres government has earmarked to construct in the district will greatly ease health service delivery in the district.
Dr Mutimushi told ZANIS in Kasempa today that the district is merely waiting for government to release the money to start the project as sites where to construct the facilities have already been identified.
He said the proposed areas include Kamakuku, Ngoma, Lwamadamba, Kamusongolwa, Kabele, Mufwashi, Kasungami, Kantenda, Muselepete, and Janyauki.
Dr Mutimushi said construction of the new health centres will reduce congestion in the already existing clinics in the district and thereby enhance good service delivery.
“The Patriotic front Government plans to build more than 600 health centres country-wide and Kasempa will get ten out of these, “Dr Mutimushi said.
Meanwhile Dr Mutimushi said despite the overwhelming number of health centres given to the district, Kasempa still needs a district hospital due to the fast growing population the district and entire North-western province is experiencing.
He said currently the district depends on Mukinge Mission Hospital which is highly congested and serves people from as far as Congo DR and Angola.
Kasempa district has a total population of 65,000 people according to the 2010 Central Statistical Office census report.