Clinics built using CDF, Constituency Development Fund are proving to be a challenge in getting them to start operating.
Provincial Medical Officer, Abel Kabalo says that this is because most of the structures are poorly built with substandard materials.
Dr. Kabalo says that for the Ministry of Health to allow a clinic to start operating, it must be able to meet all the required standards.
He was responding to complaints from villagers in Chadiza’s Chamandala area that a clinic built ten years ago in the area has not yet started operating.
Dr Kabalo noted that according to information at his office, Chamandala Clinic does not have a house to accommodate medical staff.
However, after being told that a house has now been built, Dr Kabalo said that the ministry will move quickly to operationalise Chamandala Clinic.
Yesterday the villagers complained of walking long distances to access medical attention, when a clinic building within their area has been idle for almost ten years.