By Azania Post Reporter
THE government has said it has to be self-assured before it makes decision on the building, which is said to be owned by the Amana hospital (Amana centre) located at Ilala Municipality in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
This was said Wednesday in the city by Prime Minister Kasim Majaliwa before he launched a new mother –child building which is situated within the hospital premises.
The 1.2/-billion worth three storey building was donated by Amson Group of Companies under facilitation of the Dar es Salaam regional commissioner , Paul Makonda.
Speaking Majaliwa said the government must know who is the genuine owner of the said building( amana center ) and if he has all legal documents.
“We have to get enough evidences and explanations, whether the owner has a title deed, or uses it as intended before taking the building for health services,” he said.
Majaliwa said the government would only retake the building if it belongs to the state or it is ready to pay for the compensation, and expand health service within the area.
Amana center which is close to Amana hospital is used by senior citizens for leisure. Previously the building was being used as a social hall by local music bands.
Earlier Makonda had asked the Premier to help the regional authorities to reposes the center.
The premier further said that the government would continue to improve health services countrywide .
He said the number of health centers have increased from 6,231 registered in 2010 to 7680 as of the year 2016 which is equal to an increase of 9.9 percent.
“We want every village and street to have at least dispensary so as to serve patients at initial stage before going to health , district or regional hospitals for further treatment”
Speaking earlier the Ilala regional Chief Medical Officer Dr Meshack Shimwela, thanked the donor for the support saying he building would reduce congestion of mothers and deaths.
He asked the government to help the hospital in recruiting more staff in order to make them serve more patients especially women and child.
He a vowed to sustain efforts to curb mother and child deaths in the hospital which of recent has went down significantly
Dr Shimwela insisted that they would work day and night to ensure that the deaths of mothers and children are totally eliminated or reduced.