Friday, June 1, 2018
Repair of district hospitals to take high pace in the country
The government has committed its stance to continue renovating the dilapidated buildings of its designated district hospitals in line with constructing new hospitals in the country. The deputy minister of State in President’s office responsible for Local Government and Regional Administration (TAMISEMI) Josephat Kandege said in parliament early this week when responding to a question earlier raised by the special seat legislator Rehema Juma Migila (CUF). The legislator wanted to know when the government will renovate the dilapidated buildings of the Tabora district hospital which since it was upgraded has remained with old buildings.
Responding to the question, the deputy minister said that, already Tshs. 11 bn/- has been set by the government to do the work of renovating dilapidated district hospitals’ buildings in the country and already they have started with 67 hospitals. Another supplementary question was raised by Mpwapwa legislator Malima Lubeleje (CCM) who also wanted to know when the government would build a health centre located in Mbori village which is within his constituency. Responding to this, the deputy minister noted that, in line with district hospitals, the government has also set aside money for the construction of new health centres and the renovation of other 513 health centers and currently has started to work on 210 health centres.