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Government Pledges to Build Four Hospitals Later This Year and Ensures Stockpiles of Medicines

Government Pledges to Build Four Hospitals Later This Year and Ensures Stockpiles of Medicines

The Health Minister promised this Thursday, May 11, that four more district hospitals will be built this year. Speaking on the second and last day of the session of questions to the Government in the Portuguese Parliament (AR), Armindo Tiago also assured that there will be stock of medication in the National Health System for the next three months.

According to the Government, this measure is part of the presidential initiative “One district, one hospital”. For such, the Health Minister highlighted the importance of the same taking into account that only 46 of the 154 districts in the country have health units.

“Within the scope of this presidential initiative, the vision is to ensure that the process of construction of district health units in the country is speeded up,” Armindo Tiago explained, later stressing that “Mozambique will receive another stock of medication for another six months.

The minister said that construction of Mulevala, Machaze, Jangamo and Bilene district hospitals had been concluded and that Meconta, Mopeia and Massinga hospitals were under construction and Ulónguè hospital is being refurbished.

“We plan to start construction of the hospitals of Larde, Chitima, Marara and Inhassoro this year,” the minister said.

Armindo Tiago also referred to the Infulene psychiatric hospital in Maputo, the only one of this speciality in the country, saying that it was undergoing rehabilitation. He also insisted, without giving any dates, that the provincial hospitals would have computerised tomography machines that would help diagnose several diseases.

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