Foundation funds polyclinic with over Sh500million

22Sep 2018
Joseph Mchekadona
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Foundation funds polyclinic with over Sh500million

THE Aga Khan Foundation will fund the construction of Bunda Polyclinic hospital to the tune of Sh563,000,000, to enable people in Mara region have the highest possible level health and quality life.

To be constructed in Bunda district, the clinic will also compliment government efforts while at the same time serving neighbouring districts as well.

The national leader of the Uhuru Torch run, Charles Kibeho told the media on Thursday in the region that the hospital will help many people who walk long distances in search of good medical services, while acknowledging Aga Khan Foundation support.

He said villagers and the general public need to make health checkups on a regular basis.

On his remarks, Lake Zone Aga Khan representative Alfat Mansoor said the construction of the clinic was a sign of the foundation’s commitment to good health services in the country.

He said the foundation will ensure that Tanzanians have access to quality health services regardless of their location.

“The clinic, besides serving the public, will also create job opportunities to the people in the area and the country at large,” he elaborated.

At least 20 health professionals are expected to be employed at the clinic once the construction is finished.

Communities, stakeholders and other individuals in the health sector need to work in close collaboration with the government to ensure improvement of the health sector, the representative added.