Govt supplies medical equipment to Mufindi district hospitals

14Jan 2018
Friday Simbaya
Guardian On Sunday
Govt supplies medical equipment to Mufindi district hospitals

MUFINDI District Council in Iringa region has commended the government for providing various medical devices to a number of hospitals in the district.

District Executive Director Prof Riziki Shemdoe

The medical equipment was handed over by Iringa regional representative Jamhuri William on behalf of Iringa Regional Commissioner Amina Masenza.

District Executive Director Prof Riziki Shemdoe said the move will ensure that patients will no longer have to sleep on the floor due to lack of beds.

The district hospital was supplied with 20 beds, 20 mattresses, while 50 beds and five delivery beds were supplied to ten clinics and two health centres in the district

Shemdoe named the beneficiary health centres as Mtili, Nyigo, Ihalimba, Kiponda, Mwitikilwa, Kilosa-Mufindi, Mtambula, Ikiliminzowo, Nundwe, Ifawgi and Kasanga.

He said the move will ensure that all new centres which have been constructed by wananchi get medical equipment so as to commence services.

For his part, Mufindi District Commissioner Jamhuri David William, who spoke on behalf of Iringa Regional Commissioner Amina Masenza, asked the council use the equipment with care so they can last long.

“We also need to repair all old medical kits to reduce government costs of buying new medical devices,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mufindi District Council has signed a contract for the construction of a water project with Siha Enterprises Contractor from Dar es Salaam worth Sh1.8bn.

According to the Acting Water Engineer Godlisten Swai, the contractor has already started to mobilize equipment and technical support.

The project is expected to benefit four villages of Sawala, Mtwango, Lufuna and Kibao, with a total of 17,736 residents.

Swai said the project would provide clean and safe water to government institutions (primary and secondary sxgools), clinics and health centres currently located in Sawala, Mtwango, Lufuna and Kibao villages in Mufindi South constituency.