Nalolo District Medical Officer Ngombo Chikote has bemoaned the inadequate number of medical staff at Kaunga-Lueti Clinic in Nalolo District in Western Province.
Mr Chikote disclosed that Kaunga Lueti Clinic that has a catchment area of 7, 275 population only has one qualified staff, one classified daily employee (CD) and one watchman.
He said it has been difficult for the staff to provide health services to the people as some of the places like Simui is located 40 kilometres away from the clinic.
The Medical Officer was speaking during the handover of the maternal and child health building funded by the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) at the clinic.
Mr Chikote thanked the Ministry of Local Government and Housing through the Council for making funds available.
He further thanked Nalolo Member of Parliament Inonge Wina for advocating for the resources for the construction of the maternity wing.
Mr Chikote has since urged the community to guide the building jealously, saying it will make a difference for expectant mothers who never had a mother’s shelter.
And speaking at the same occasion, Senanga Council Secretary Reagan Kalumba said the council is happy that the facility has finally been handed over to the community.
Mr Kalumba also encouraged the community to apply for CDF as a community and not as individuals.