AHEAD Tanzania and Maruku Ward residents in Bukoba Rural District in Tanzania have been commended by the government for their support that enabled the construction of a modern dispensary.

The items donated included a blood bank refrigerator, a refrigerator with freezing components or pharmaceutical materials and a blood grouping reagents’ kit among others.

Deputy Bukoba District Development Director, Babylus Mashauri, thanked the NGO for supporting government efforts in improving health services.

‘This is a shining example worth emulation’, Daily News quoted Mashauri as saying.

Mashauri revealed that the request to upgrade the dispensary to health centre status has been sent to the Ministry of Health for necessary action.

He said that the Tanzania Electric Supply Company was working on their request to provide them with electricity and would be done under the three-phase line.

Chairman of the NGO, Dr. Julius Lugaziya, said that a maternal and paediatric ward had been built at the institution.

‘We thank the government for the support of 400m/- that enabled the construction of five more buildings, including a theatre, laboratory, laundry, mortuary, and a doctor’s residential house’, he said.

The Bukoba District Medical Officer (DMO), Dr. Bandioti Gavyole, also said that the completion of the theatre would enhance health services.

Source: Daily News

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