The Ministry of Health has finally handed over the site for the construction of Chipata District Hospital to the contractor.
Speaking to Breeze News, Provincial Medical Officer, Dr Kennedy Malama, says that the contractor picked to carry out the works is China Jiangxi.
Dr Malama explained that the contract period for the project is one year, starting on February 14, and ending on February 28 next year.
He says that this is the initial phase of the project and that it includes the construction of the administration block, as well as the outpatient and X- ray department.
Dr Malama says that the initial phase will cost about 10 million Kwacha.
The hospital will be situated along the Great East Road near the welcome to Chipata in Msekera area.