Reformed Timber Millers Union (RTMU) has promised to address sanitation and infrastructure challenges at two public health centres in Viphya Plantation in Mzimba District.
The development follows complaints that Nthungwa and Chikangawa health centres do not have wards for expectant mothers and guardian shelters.
A tour to Chikangawa Health Centre revealed that there is no piped water at the facility, no proper toilets and the structure is in dilapidated condition.
Speaking last week when the union cheered patients at the two facilities during the festive season, RTMU president Paul Nthambazale said the situation needs urgent attention.
He said: “The union will mobilise resources to look into the problems as soon as possible.
“If the health facilities do not have water and toilets, then patients’ lives are in danger.
“We will renovate the roof for Chikangawa Health Centre.”
Nthungwa Health Centre in-charge Raphael Chambuluka said the facility faces congestion challenges.
“Mixing newborn babies, expectant mothers and guardians poses health risks on the babies,” he said.
On her part, Chikangawa Health Centre in-charge Doris Mkandawire asked the Union to help solve the challenges.