Less than half of the money allocated for construction of phase one of Chipata District Hospital released.

Government has only managed to release 3.6 million out of 10 million Kwacha for phase one of the construction works of the Chipata District Hospital.
Eastern Province Medical Officer Able Kabalo says the money was released at the end of 2014.
He says that the construction of phase one consists of Administrative block, X-ray units which are currently at window level and Out Patient Department which is at slab level.
Dr Kabalo says the construction of phase one is expected to be completed in July this year.
He says that once completed, Chipata district hospital will help to improve the health care services.
Dr Kabalo says that construction works for the district hospital is expected to be completed in 2017 as each phase takes about a year to complete.
Meanwhile the Swedish government has released about six ambulances under the support of saving mothers giving life and Centre for Disease Control in some districts of Eastern Province.
Dr Kabalo says the ambulances will be given to six districts which are Chipata, Katete, Petauke, Lundazi and Vubwi.
He says the organization is targeting the mothers giving birth to reduce maternal death and promote safe delivery.

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