The Government said yesterday that it is planning to build district hospital in Mufindi, Iringa region, during the next financial year (2018/19).
Deputy Minister of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government) Mr. Joseph Kandege announced this in the National Assembly saying the construction of the district hospital will help improve health services in the area.
Kandege’s explanations followed concerns by Mufindi South MP Mendrad Kigola (CCM) that the state has abandoned the good job done were keen on building health centers.
The lawmaker said since 2004 when the Wananchi joined forces to build health centers at Ilemba KAoze and Muze, the centers had not been completed due to a shortage of funds.
“Has the government failed to support completion of these centers to improve health provisions in the area?” he asked.
Dailing, the deputy minister said the government was implementing the programme in phases.
He said during 2017/18 the priority was to build Malangali health center targeting to set up a theatre, laboratory and maternal ward at the cost of 400m/,
“During the next fiscal year, the district council has allocated 40m/- to start construction work on Mninga health center,” he said.
The money will finance the final phase of the OPD structure and medical officer house. He went on to note that there is also ongoing construction work at Mtwango and Mninga health centers. The work is projected to be over by April 31.