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Reliable health service needs to be expanded in Sel’a, Say inhabitants

The inhabitants of various administrative areas in Sel’a sub-zone, Anseba region, called on the Health Ministry to give due attention  to the  provision of enough and reliable health service in their locality. Sel’a, 21 December 2010 – The inhabitants of various administrative areas in Sel’a sub-zone, Anseba region, called on the Health Ministry to give due attention  to the  provision of enough and reliable health service in their locality.

They explained that there exists only one health station in the sub-zone that failed to render complete service due to shortage of facilities. In this respect, the inhabitants urged the Ministry to upgrade the station to the level of health center, in addition to taking temporary steps in the remote areas.

Pregnant mothers who traveled over 80 Kilometers from Merbebayob to give birth said that the remoteness of the area is negatively affecting their health condition. They further stated that its impact in the economy and energy of the respective families is not to be viewed lightly.

Mr. Finot Woldemariam, Assistant nurse in the health station, on his part admitted the complaints put forth by the local inhabitants and stated that staff members of the health station are working around the clock to alleviate such problems, but could not provide sufficient service.

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