11 Sep 2019 11:00am
SHADIKONGORO, 11 SEP (NAMPA) The Minister of Health and Social Services, Kalumbi Shangula, inaugurated the Shadikongoro Primary Health Care Clinic in the Mukwe constituency of the Kavango East Region on Wednesday.
Shangula said he is in the region together with his delegation to observe, inspect and see for themselves the state of the public health facilities and how they are providing services to the communities.
We are also here to talk to our patients, clients, and stakeholders with a view to receiving feedback on how we are serving you. We can only improve when our shortcomings are pointed out to us, the minister said.
He added that the clinic was upgraded from a zinc structure to a fully-fledged structure with the ministry investing an amount of N.dollars 7 million towards its construction.
It now comprises the clinic itself, staff accommodation and an incinerator. This is part of our commitment as a ministry to modernise our facilities and bring healthcare closer to our people, he stated.
Shangula said he will also inaugurate two other upgraded clinics in the Kavango West Region which are Dcwatjinga Primary Health Care Clinic and Ncaute Primary Health Care Clinic.
He further pointed out that provision of public health care demands resources, qualified healthcare professionals, able and dedicated managers and the availability of medicine as well as other pharmaceutical supplies.
The clinic, the minister said, is now able to provide health services such as deliveries, adolescent health and tuberculosis treatment, among others
At the same time, Shangula also called on the members of the community to remain mindful of the Hepatitis E outbreak in the country.
The outbreak, he noted, has now been reported in 12 regions out of 14 and has claimed 41 lives so far, most of whom are pregnant women or those who have recently given birth.