Phase two of the construction of Mansa District hospital in Mansa District is expected to be completed in the next three months.
Mansa Central Member of Parliament Chitalu Chilufya who inspected the district hospital stated that the construction works at the hospital have exceeded 90 percent and once complete it will be delivered to the people of Mansa.
Dr. Chilufya observed that the vision of the Republican President Edgar Lungu for the Zambian people has been consistent in ensuring universal health coverage.
He observed that the vision for universal health coverage has brought in an expansion of health infrastructure to create access to health services in all parts of the country such as the construction of Mansa District Hospital which some of the infrastructure is already in use.
“And so many hospitals have been built countrywide to date, more than 45 district hospitals of the similar nature have been built countrywide and this is evidence that there is significant progress towards universal health coverage,” he said.
He disclosed that Mansa District Hospital is a modern hospital that will accommodate more than 200 patients and that it is equipped with office level hospital services and all the health personnel.
Meanwhile, Nelly Mwansa a Mansa resident said the district hospital will shorten the distance that patients from far flung areas would move to access health services at the General Hospital.
Ms. Mwansa stated that once the District Hospital is fully operational people will now have the opportunity to come to the nearest hospital.
“It used to be hard for pregnant mothers to access health services where times some would give birth along the way to the general hospital, but now since we have our own district hospital, such cases will be reduced,” she said.
Ms. Mwansa noted that the government needs to build many more health facilities to ensure equal access to health.