11 December 2012

Angola: Chipindo Municipality to Gain Maternity Hospital in 2013

Chipindo — A maternity hospital with the capacity of 15 beds is being built in Chipindo Municipality, southern Huila Province, in the ambit of the Integrated Programme of Rural Development, Fight against Hunger and Poverty.

Estimated at 7.2 million kwanzas (just over USD 70.000), the health unit will have wards for obstetrics, general medicine, delivery, a pharmacy, a laboratory and other services.

Speaking to ANGOP on Tuesday, the municipal administrator of Chipindo, Daniel Salupassa, said that he was assured by the contractor that the maternity hospital will be fully built by January.

He also said the municipality has been facing difficulties to serve pregnant women, reason why such an infrastructure was urgently needed.

According to the official, the local administration has also projected the construction of a paediatric hospital and some medical centres.

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