Ministry result

‘890 billion shillings spent on improving health sector’, ministry says

By Gadiosa Lamtey

The Ministry of Health said that 891.5 billion shillings have been invested in the implementation of different development projects in the sector in the country.

The investment has taken place over the last year and has enabled the creation of various regional hospitals, the introduction of specialized medical services and the training of medical professionals in specialization.

Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu made the statement yesterday while outlining the achievements registered by the administration of President Samia Suluhu Hassan in improving the delivery of health services in the country.

Ms Mwalimu was speaking at a scheduled program for ministries, departments and institutions to unveil successes ahead of President Hassan’s one-year celebration in power later this month.

Ms. Hassan was sworn in on March 19, 2022 to succeed President John Magufuli, who died in office on March 17, 2021, becoming Tanzania’s first female president.

Speaking at a press conference here, Ms Mwalimu said that since taking office, a total of 891.5 billion shillings has been disbursed for the implementation of different development projects under the supervision of the ministry. .

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“The sixth phase government has provided funds to implement development projects through the Office of the President – ​​Regional Administration and Local Government (Poralg) whose reports are submitted to the ministry,” she said. declared.

“Direct projects implemented by the ministry include construction and rehabilitation of health care infrastructure at regional, referral, specialist hospitals and Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) where 90.4 billion shillings have been spent. been allocated,” she added.

She said the amount was also used for the purchase and distribution of medicines, medical equipment and reagents to be used in dispensaries, health centers, municipal hospitals, specialized and referral hospitals.

The amount disbursed for the supply under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Health was 333 billion shillings, thus greatly reducing the challenge of drug shortage faced by the various health institutions in the country.