PSSSF provides medical equipment to six health centres

THE Public Service Social Security Fund (PSSSF) has handed over medical equipment to six health centres in appreciation of the great contribution of public servants in bringing development and welfare in the society.

The centres that benefited from the aid include Dimbani and Mkunguni, which are located at Kizimkazi in South District Unguja, Zanzibar, Ilembo in Mpanda District Katavi Region, and Ikombe in the outskirt of Mtwara Municipality.

Other centres are Mji Health Centre in Lindi Municipality and most recently beneficiary is Kirumi Health Centre in Butiama District in Mara Region. The support was part of activities to celebrate Public Service Week.

Speaking during the handing over of the medical equipment at Kirumi Health Centre, Butiama District, Mara Region yesterday, PSSSF’s Director General, Mr Hosea Kashimba said, the Fund has decided to provide medical equipment during the to the health facilities to help boost quality service provision.

“We believe that the medical equipment we handed over here today (yesterday) as well as those we donated to other health facilities, will enable the delivery of better and quality services to  patients,” said Mr Kashimba, who was accompanied by PSSSF’s Lake Zone Manager Rajab Kinande, Public Relations and Members Education Manager, James Mlowe and Mara Regional Manager Nyaswi Elias

He applauded the six phase government under the leadership of President Samia Sukluhu Hassan, for revolutionise health sector in the country.

“We have witnessed the massive development of health infrastructure across the county from North to South, East to West; it’s our obligation as public institution to support this great achievement,” the DG insisted.

The DG further explain that the President’s Office (Public Service and Good Governance) issued the directives to public institutions to celebrate this year’s Public Service Week by meeting with public servants, who are working in remote areas to know the challenges they face in serving people.

“Health care is one of the key requirements of every individual, to improve healthcare is to strengthen community health and protect the workforce and thus contribute to the development of the country as a whole,” he pointed out.

On his part, Mara Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Msalika Makungu thanked PSSSF for the support.

“We believe through this support, you are empowering not only the civil servants but also the Kirumi community, who joined hands to build this health center,” Mr Msalika explained.

He called on leaders and people in the area to preserve and guard the medical equipment they received.

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