By Scoop Reporter
PAMBASHE Member of Parliament Ronald Chitotela has expressed happiness that Kota Rural Health post, one of the 650 health posts the Government earmarked to build across the country, is operational.
Speaking during his tour of the health facility yesterday, the lawmaker said the distance that the residents of the area had cover to access medical care has been reduced from 10 kilometres to some within a kilometer range to access health services.
He says Government has so far brought two trained health personnel who are now helping with the general health care and maternal health.
He says he now awaits the completion of the health posts at Mawaya and Kuyumba that are still under construction as the Kota and Ntembo Rural Health Centres are now operational.
And health post acting nurse in-charge Kelvin Musonda, says the health post started operations on the June 1, 2020.
Mr. Musonda says the activities at the moment including first antenatal bookings, and outpatient department services.
He says the health post intends to create a facility for adolescent health education like the risks of unsafe abortions and teenage pregnancy education.
And Joyce Ntenda, a client who was found being attended to, has thanked the Government through the area MP for building a health post in the area.
She says the community suffered by covering long distances to Musungu but now that there is a clinic in the area, life is better for most women.
Ms. Ntenda says even time taken at the facility has reduced since the opening of the rural health post.