Mwata Kazembe of the Lunda people of Kawambwa district today praised the Patriotic Front Government for the provision of mobile hospital medical services.
The Mwata expressed his gratitude when newly appointed Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Anna Mwitwa paid a courtesy call on him at his Palace.
Mwata Kazembe said he was grateful to the government for stationing a full Mobile Hospital equipment in Mwansabombwe, his chiefdom for eight days which had attended to over 800 cases on the first day.
He said he was happy with the service because his subjects had received medical attention within their reach which proved less costly compared to travelling to Mansa General Hospital for medical attention.
And newly appointed Luapula Province Permanent Secretary Anna Mwitwa was informed that there was an overwhelming response in the Chiefdom for medical services that were brought to the people’s door steps in Mwansabombwe Constituency.
And Mwansabombwe Constituency Member of Parliament, Rodgers Mwewa who is also Luapula Province Minister said the mobile medical equipment had done a good job and people in his constituency were happy because their medical conditions were attended to.
Consultants for Mobile Hospital Services for Luapula Province Peter Phiri said over 2,900 cases were attended to in eight days.
Dr Phiri revealed that 389 serious cases were attended to which included over 40 cases of hernia and over 40 cases of eye cataracts.
He said the mobile medical team has been to Samfya, Milenge, Lwela, Chinsanka, Lukwesa, and Mwansabombwe and were going to proceed to Senior Chief Puta and Senior Chief Mununga’s Chiefdoms in Chienge
District before going back to Mansa.