Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Ministry budgets Sh9bn for hospital renovations

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Vicent Mnyanyika

The Government has distributed over Sh8.8 billion to all regional hospitals for the renovation of buildings in a project aimed at raising the hospitals' status to referral centres.

Health and Social Welfare Minister David Mwakyusa said yesterday the Government had already started implementing plans to improve all main regional health centres to meet the growing demand for referral hospitals.

There are only four referral hospitals throughout the country, namely Muhimbili in Dar es Salaam, Bugando in Mwanza Region, KCKM in Moshi and Mbeya Referral Hospital.

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