Areza — The beneficiaries of the health station and ophthalmic clinic in Mai-Dima expressed satisfaction with improved medical services following the merger of the two medical institutions.
Among the beneficiaries, Ms. Ogba Mebrahtu, said that in-patients are presently in a position to enjoy wider space. Likewise, Ms. Rigat Gebrehiwet and Ms. Amleset Gebreyesus commended the Government's commitment in safeguarding the health of the citizenry.
The number of health personnel which previously stood at 8, has now risen to 16, as the number of administrative staff members increased from 4 to 12. Besides, the availability of reliable facilities such as electricity and potable water supply in a spring board to upgrade the institution to community hospital in the future, according to Mr. Zemichael Tsemru, Administrator of the new health institution.
The health station in Mai-Dima renders in-patient and out-patient services, including maternity, in addition to child immunization, VCT, pharmacy and ambulance services. Furthermore, it serves more than 30,000 people who constitute the residents of Mai-Dima semi-urban center and its surroundings.