Mwandi District Commissioner Akufuna Chabi has urged health workers in the district to take health care services to people in remote areas where health facilities are inaccessible due to long distances.
Ms Chabi said most people in remote areas are dying because they are unable to travel long distances to access health services at Mwandi United Church of Zambia (UCZ) Mission Hospital.
Speaking to ZANIS in Mwandi May 2nd , the DC insisted that despite the challenge of drugs and transport at the hospital basic services should be provided to the people of Mwandi.
She appealed to stakeholders to come on board by supplementing government’s efforts in the providing quality health care services to the people.
Meanwhile, Mwandi District Health Management Team Senior Clinical Care Officer Lutangu Mulolo said the department will soon conduct a door to door malaria eradication campaign in the district.
Mr Mulolo said the campaign will also help in educating residents on the importance of using mosquito nets.
He said the team will also use the opportunity to educate young women against using new mosquito nets as fishing nets.
Mr Mulolo said the department is trying to ensure that mosquito nets are used for their intended purposes and not as fishing nets as is the case.
He added that residents in flood prone areas who use mosquito nets for fishing are the most affected with malaria.
Mr Mulolo further urged the fisheries department under the ministry of agriculture to implement a law were people found fishing using mosquito nets are required to pay a certain fine.