Govt assures of bringing health services closer to people

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–Government will ensure that people living in remote areas have access to quality health services.


Chavuma District Commissioner, Lawrence Kayumba, says it is the desire of the Patriotic Front (PF) government to see to it that people to do not travel long distances in order to access health services.


Mr Kayumba, who was speaking yesterday during a community meeting held at Sanjongo Primary School, said government is eager to bring health services closer to the people and reduce maternal-related deaths.


He noted that the vision of the PF government is to ensure that people, especially pregnant women, do not cover more than 5 km when accessing health services.


The District Commissioner also said Chavuma District will have nine new clinics that will be constructed near schools and assured the villagers that one of the clinics will be constructed in Sanjongo.


And the community in Sanjongo expressed happiness following the decision by government to put up a clinic in their area.


Meanwhile, Sanjongo Area Development Committee Chairperson, Wallace Liyena, said small scale farmers living on the western side of the Zambezi River have challenges of transporting farming inputs and called on government to consider constructing a bridge across the Zambezi River.