17 July 2012

Tanzania: Nahodha Promises More Military Hospitals

PLANS are underway to increase the number of hospitals ran by the Tanzania Peoples' Defence Forces to provide more people with quality health care.

Responding to a question by Mr Thuwayba Mohammed (Special Seats - CUF) who wanted to know what plans the government had in increasing the coverage of hospitals, the Minister for Defence and National Service, Mr Shamsi Vuai Nahodha said plans were there.

"Allow me to thank Honourable Thuwayba for praising TPDF for the good job being done in the health sector. Let me assure you that plans to increase such hospitals are there," he said.Mr Nahodha said that the army has other hospitals besides Lugalo including TMA Arusha, Nyumbu Kibaha, Bububu Zanzibar and zone hospitals in Tabora, Mwanza and Mbeya.

He said that his ministry intended to provide its hospitals with modern equipment and experts such that better services are provided like those provided at Lugalo.

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