Construction of Nyimba District Hospital going on well
Nyimba, December 23, 2014———————Construction works of a K9.3 million district hospital in Nyimba district in Eastern province is progressing well.
Nyimba District Commissioner George Phiri who today inspected the construction works was impressed with the works being done by a Chinese firm Haungho enterprise.
Mr Phiri said the works which started in June this year were expected to be
completed within one year.
Mr Phiri stated that once completed, the district hospital will address the challenges of inadequate health facilities in the district.
The District Commissioner said Nyimba receives a number of Road traffic
Accident (RTA) victims saying who will no longer be referred to other districts but would be treated within Nyimba district.
And District Works Supervisor Samson Mwanza said the new district hospital which was currently under phase one of the construction works would consist of the Out Patient Department (OPD) and the administration block.
Mr Mwanza said the X-ray, modern lab and psychiatric sections would be constructed under the OPD and noted that a police post will also be built at the premises.
He stated that the construction of a police post within the hospital premises would ease the acquisition of police reports by accident victims.
In a related development, a K600, 000 district administration blocks in Nyimba district has been completed.
District Commissioner George Phiri told ZANIS in an interview that the administration block which consists of his office and nine other offices would address the challenges of office accommodation in the district.
Mr Phiri said the newly constructed district administration block would be ready for occupation once electricity and water are connected.
“I am optimistic that these offices will be ready for occupation in the
next two weeks and the problems of office space will be a thing of the
past,” he said
Mr Phiri noted that some of the government departments were currently
sharing offices because the district did not have adequate office accommodation.
He observed that the completion of the administration block had delayed because it was abandoned for over five years by the previous government.