Government set to construct 1.5bn/- worth hospital for Ubungo District

31Oct 2019
Crispin Gerald
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Government set to construct 1.5bn/- worth hospital for Ubungo District

THE government is set to construct a state-of-the-art hospital for Ubungo district council worth 1.5bn/- scheduled to be completed within three months.


Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Paul Makonda told reporters on Tuesday that the hospital will serve the resident of Ubungo, Kimara and Mbezi who used to access health services at Mloganzila hospital.

He added that the government has contracted national service to execute the project to be built in a five hectares area and to be completed in a period of three months to come.

“The facility is expected to serve nearly 1.2 million people who reside in the district, adding that the project is part of the government initiative to improve and extend access to health services to the public,” RC said. 

According to Makonda the head of national service, Brigadier General John Mbungo, has already sent a team of engineers to visit the site in order to start implementation of the project.

He said the President want to see that residents are provided with better health services in order to reduce the possible deaths that occurs due to lack of immediate health services.

“I call upon all residents to support the government’s initiatives by making sure that the resources are utilized properly for the benefit of all,” he said.

Makonda said the government has also improved access to water services in the district by installing six water tanks that will provide a total of 6 million liters of water in the district. 

The RC went further saying the government has already obtained funds from China to extend health services for children suffering from heart problem at Mloganzila hospital. 

Director for Kinondoni Municipal Council Beatrice Dominick said so far they are working on changing the structure of the building in order for it to accommodate various departments, when the request will be accepted they will immediately start the building process.

Makori Kisare, district commissioner for Ubungo, applauded the initiative done by President Magufuli to extend health services to people.

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