Nangogwe nurse stresses need for ART centre

NANGOGWE Health Centre acting sister-in-charge Liseli Mundia has stressed the need to build a bigger anti-retroviral therapy centre at the clinic.

During a visit by a crew from Association for Aid and Relief (AAR) Japan on Friday in Kafue district, Mundia said the clinic had over 2,000 HIV positive people accessing ART services.

She said the two small rooms currently being used for ART services were not enough to carter for the huge population that includes people from Mazabuka’s Naluama area.

Mundia also disclosed that the clinic does not have adequate water supply.

“We are connected to the water and sewerage company but we have no water most of the time. For instance, the laboratory does not have running water,” she said.

Mundia attributed the high levels of HIV cases to increased sexual activities in the area.

She said many truck drivers rest in Kafue district.