THE Public Service Social Security Fund (PSSSF) has handed over medical equipment to two health centres, Mkunguni and Dimbani, in South Unguja District, Zanzibar, as part of the Public Service Week celebrations.
On June 23rd annually, Tanzania joins other African countries to celebrate Africa Public Service Day to recognise the value and virtue of service to the community.
This year’s event is celebrated under the theme “The success of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) requires the Management of Public Service with a regional view.”
It is also a platform to reflect and share practical recommendations on women empowerment in public service nationally and across the continent.
Speaking shortly after handing over the equipment, PSSSF’s Director of Finance, Beatrice Musa-Lupi said the fund has decided to celebrate the week by providing medical equipment to the health facilities to help boost service provision.
The equipment provided includes blood pressure monitor, hygiene enhancers, diagnostic equipment, wheel chairs and air coolers.
“The medical equipment we handed over today will enable delivery of quality services to patients and it is our belief that this equipment will be used effectively”.
“Health care is one of the essential needs of every citizen. Improving health service is to strengthen the health of the community and protect the workforce, thus contribute to the overall development of the country’s economy,” noted Beatrice.
On his part, the District Administrative Secretary (DAS) of the Southern District of Unguja, Omar Mohamed Kasongo thanked PSSSF for the support, saying that the equipment will significantly help to improve the medical services in the area.
He said that the great efforts being made by both –Union and Zanzibar governments in improving the health sector still need support from stakeholders.
The District Medical Officer (DMO) Dr Vuai Ramadhan Mzee said the support has come at the opportune time to address the shortage of such equipment.
“The availability of the equipment provided by PSSSF will go an extra mile to ease service provision,” he said.