Monday, June 11, 2018
Medical kits for deliveries to be purchased to help maternal mothers
The government is set to fulfill its commitments and has resolved to buy medical equipment at a cost of Tshs. 150 million to be used as delivery kits for maternal mothers to distribute them in all heath centres in the country, the Minister of State for local government Selemani Jafo has said. Jafo made a clarification when answering a supplementary question last week in the Parliament which was raised by the Sikuzani Chikamba a legislator from Ruvuma constituency (CCM) who wanted to know plans by the government to ensure the distribution of the equipment kits in its newly constructed health centers to save women during child births. The minister noted that, as the government has introduced such an initiative at the same time will continue building its 210 health centres which will be finished during 2018/19 financial year.
Earlier the special seat legislator Angeline Adam Malembeka (CCM) raised a question which was directed to the ministry of local government with a view to know when the government will finish the construction of heath centres of Luhanga and Kiboga at Mvuti ward in Ilala district, Dar es Salaam region. Responding to this question, the deputy minister in president’s office for local government and regional administration (TAMISEMI) Josephat Kandege said that, already Tshs. 70 million has been set aside to complete the construction of the two health centres. The deputy minister also made a commitment to other legislators that other centres will be finished when there is enough money and the government’s intention is to see that all wards in the country has a dispensary and heath centres respectively. He was responding a supplementary question which was raised by a nominated legislator and a former first lady Salma Rashid Kikwete who wanted to know when the government will complete constructions of heath centres within Lindi district.