Mangwiro commissions Mpatsi Clinic

Theresa Zibowa

CHIKOMBA-Deputy Minister of Health and Childcare Dr John Mangwiro yesterday commissioned Mpatsi Clinic in Chikomba Ward 26.
The clinic was constructed using devolution funds. Mpatsi Clinic can accommodate 26 patients and has a expecting mothers shelter. It has eight staff houses.

The project was begun by the community in 2014. Chikomba Rural District Council (RDC) then adopted the project. The council completed the mother’s shelter, clinic and staff house.
Mangwiro said the clinic will go a long way in serving residents who were walking long distances to get medical services.
Villagers were previously walking at least 20 km to Gandachibvuva Clinic.

Ward 26 Councillor Owen Matsika told The Mirror that most mothers were giving birth at their homes as they could not walk long distances to the nearest clinics
“This is indeed a milestone for the people of Mpatsi because they no longer have to walk long distances to Popoteke and Gandachibvuva clinics. Most expecting mothers would end up giving birth in their homes and some would give birth on their way to the hospital because it would be difficult for them to walk the long distances,” he said.

Chikomba RDC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bullen Chiwara applauded the initiative.
He said the clinic will go a long way in ensuring that services are brought close to those who need them.

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