GOVERNMENT has started constructing Chililabombwe District Hospital on the Copperbelt at a cost of K9.7 million.
Chililabombwe district commissioner Stuart Chitumbo said in an interview yesterday that Government has engaged Jearmy Limited to undertake the project.
Mr Chitumbo said works on the project are progressing well.
“We have been depending on Chingola District Hospital, which has been expensive. The mine hospital is also expensive as most of the people cannot afford to access health services provided there,” Mr Chitumbo said.
He said Government has made positive strides in delivering quality health services to citizens regardless of their status in society.
He said good health is a pre-requisite for national development and that the construction of hospitals across the country remains priority on Government’s development agenda.
Mr Chitumbo said Government is working tirelessly to build health posts in Chililabombwe to enable residents to have access to quality health care.
He is also happy with the development projects Government is undertaking in the area.
“Chililabombwe district hospital will provide better and quality health services to Chililabombwe residents,” Mr Chitumbo said.
He said the construction of Chililabombwe District Hospital is a milestone towards attainment of equity of access to quality health services as close to the people as possible.
Mr Chitumbo said seven health posts will be built in Chililabombwe out of the 600 Government is constructing countrywide.
Zambia Daily Mail