Government has pledged to construct a modern health centre and two staff houses at Kamwamphimbi in Mzimba District.
Minister of Health and Population Services Jappie Mhango said this when he visited the area on Sunday.
People in the area walk 18 to 20 kilometres to access the nearest health centre at Chikangawa.
“I confirm that government will soon commence the construction work of a health centre and two houses for a nurse and a health surveyor,” the minister said.
Mhango said the move is in line with President Peter Mutharika’s pledge that government will construct about 250 health facilities across the country.
“Apart from the health centre, government is in the process of constructing a bridge, supplying about 50 school desks to Kamwamphimbi Primary School and bringing electricity through Malawi Rural Electrification Programme,” he said.
Group village head Chikwa Theu commended government for the plans to construct the facility.
“Sometimes women deliver in schools and churches because a health facility is far away,” he said.