Govt. to embark on $50 million programme to create 650 health posts – Mulenga
Kabompo, April 04, ZANIS—Deputy Minister of Health Christopher Mulenga says government will soon embark on a programme to create 650 health posts across the country at a cost of $50 million within two (2) years.
Mr. Mulenga however said the 650 health posts will still be inadequate to meet the Government policy of having a health post for every 5 km radius.
He says the Country needs to have about four (4) thousand health posts to achieve its policy of 5km between health posts.
Mr. Mulenga who is Deputy Minister for infrastructure, health care finance and information said the bidding and procurement procedures for the programme are in the advanced stage and are expected to conclude by June this year.
Speaking in Kabompo today when he held a meeting with the Kabompo District Health Officials, the Deputy Minister revealed that funds for the project were provided under the Indian credit facility.
Mr. Mulenga explained that the health posts to be put up will have among other things have an in and out patient section, a pediatric, solar power, a borehole, and staff houses.
He said this shows government’s commitment to providing quality health care to the majority of Zambians through the provision of resources at the district level.