The Ministry of Health will this month start constructing an eye clinic at a cost of 100 thousand United State dollars at Chipata Central Hospital.
Chipata Central Hospital Medical Superintendent, Daniel Makawa confirmed to Breeze News that the project has been funded by government through Christian Blind Mission.
Dr. Makawa says about 300 United States dollars has already been given to the hospital as down payment.
He says the eye clinic will consist of an outside and inside patient and theatre departments.
And Dr. Makawa says the hospital has received 600 thousand Euros from the Germany government for the installation of a City Scan Machine whose works will start this month by Havic International.
Dr. Makwa added that the hospital has received 400 thousand US dollars from the Swedish government for expansion of the maternity wing.
Meanwhile Dr. Makawa says a 450 kilovolt generator has been installed at the hospital to assist the institution continue operating in an event of power interruption.