Kanyama expectant mothers share beds
Lusaka, 8th August, 2014, ZANIS……………Expectant mothers at Kanyama clinic in Lusaka are sharing beds due to lack of space in the maternity wing.
This came to light when Lusaka District Commissioner Ashell Kampengele went to check on the construction of a new maternity wing at the clinic yesterday.
Kanyama Clinic Sister in-charge Mubyana Kachindo told the District Commissioner that mothers are sharing beds because of limited space at the maternity ward.
Ms Mubyana said on average the clinic attends to 35 expectant mothers per day, a situation she said needs extra infrastructure.
And Lusaka District Commissioner Ashell Kampengele has taken to task Viyane Enterprise Limited Director Allington Botha for delaying to complete the construction of a maternity wing at the clinic.
The eight months project which commenced in 2012 has not been completed and has since stalled.
The visibly annoyed District Commissioner has directed the contractor to ensure that construction works are completed to ease challenges being faced by expectant mothers at the clinic.
Mr Kampengele has also directed the District Health Office and the District Buildings Office to supervise the works and if not satisfied necessary measures should be taken.
But Viyane Enterprise Limited Director Allington Botha said the delay is due to erratic funding.
Mr. Botha alleged that the last funds were received in October 2013 where only K1.4 million was released out of the K2.2 millionmeant for both Kanyama and Chelston clinic projects.