Aprovince of Manica, central Mozambique, will receive four more district hospitals, after the President of the Republic inaugurated the largest of its kind in Machaze on Thursday 2 November, as part of the “One district, one hospital” initiative.
The guarantee was given by a source from the Ministry of Health (MISAU) during the inauguration by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, of the Machaze District Hospital. This is a facility with 200 beds, medical, paediatric, gynaecology and obstetrics, surgical and orthopaedic services, as well as a maternity ward, emergency service and operating theatres, in a public investment of 383 million meticais.
According to the same source, quoted by Lusa, “four more district hospitals are to be built by 2030, which will gradually place reference health units in an increasing number of districts in that region of the country”.
With regard to the Machaze District Hospital, inaugurated yesterday, the MISAU assured that the new health unit will meet the needs of around 148,000 inhabitants of that district and neighbouring areas, namely part of the population of the districts of Mussorize and Chibabava, in Sofala province, as well as the district of Massangena, in Gaza province.
Manica province now has a total of 140 health centres, five of which are at district level, namely in Barué, Gondola, Manica, Mossurize and Machaze, in addition to the Chimoio Provincial Hospital, which is the reference health centre.