12 AIRSTRIPS USED BY ZAMBIA FLYING DOCTORS FLOODED DUE TO CONTINUED RAINFALL

By Tinkerbel Mwila

12 Airstrips dotted across the country used by the Zambia Flying Doctors have become waterlogged following the continued rainfall being experienced in the country making them inaccessible for the Air Ambulance to land.

Zambia Flying Doctors Executive Director Dr. Joseph Mulenga says the situation has resulted in people in remote areas of the country not receiving the much needed medical services.

Dr. Mulenga has told Phoenix News

that the current infrastructure is old and in dire need of rehabilitation.

He explains that the service has in 20 years not constructed additional airstrips to extend areas to which to deliver medical services owing to inadequate funding.

Dr. Mulenga has since proposed that the Ministry of Local Government considers constructing new airstrips near the newly constructed health facilities especially in rural areas to ease access of the ambulances.

PHOENIX NEWS

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