MK61 Million Mjuma Health Center Opens in Rumphi
Over five thousand people are expected to benefit from a 61 million Kwacha newly constructed health post at Mjuma Village, Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe in Rumphi.
Speaking to Zodiak on Wednesday, executive director for Development Action for Marginalized Rural Areas (DAMRA) an organization which has constructed this health Post, Flument Mkinga says their purpose is to see people easily accessing health services.
Mkinga added that communities living in this area had to cover long distance to access health services.
"We saw that communities at Mjuma Village in Traditional Authority Chikulamayembe were hardly accessing health services as there are no public health facilities nor private health facilities in the area. So we decided to come in to ease them from the burden," said Mkinga.
One of the villagers Mike Nkhwazi commended DAMRA for the initiative.
"Our nearest health centre is Bolero and Rumphi district hospital. These places are very far from here, and our women deliver along the way sometimes,” lamented Nkhwazi.
District Commissioner for Rumphi district council, Emmanuel Bulukutu said that DAMRA’s initiative compliments government’s efforts to ensure that the citizenry especially in rural communities have access to health services.