Tanzania’s Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has stressed that officials at various levels should provide health services to citizens in their areas even during monthly sanitation services..
The government set a mechanism for citizens to participate in the activities of sanitation on the last Saturday of the month, a practice that involve everyone, including businesses and other service providers between 12.00 am up at 4:00 am.
The Prime Minister was responding to a question by Abdallah Ulega, MP for Mkuranga today in Parliament at Capital Dodoma during spontaneous questions to the Prime Minister.
The legislator Ulega wanted to get clarification from the government about the range of services including health which is closed during the sanitation exercise held every month in the country, causing disturbances for patients and others in emergencies.
The Prime Minister said: "Hospitals and other areas of health services should not be closed, therefore relevant local authorities should work out orderly manner that shall allow these services continue to be provided without prejudice to the exercise of sanitation".