ZFD resumes Luano ops

ZFD resumes Luano ops

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MWALITHE Zambia Flying Doctor Service has resumed operations in Luano District of Central Province.
The flying doctors have set camp in Chief Mbosha’s area where they are attending to residents from the valley seeking medical care.
Central Province Minister Obvious Mwaliteta said the Government was pleased with the development as it would ensure that people had access to health services.
Luano District Commissioner Luke Mwamba said calm had returned to the district and that people were freely going about with their businesses.
Mr Mwamba said the air strips in the district had been cleared, making it easy for the flying doctors to land.
He said the local people were looking forward to receiving medical services.
Mr Mwamba said the flying doctors would next week move to Chief Chembe’s area.
Meanwhile, Central Province Permanent Secretary Edwidge Mutale said the Government was doing everything possible to ensure people had access to health services.
The flying doctors had suspended operations in the district after their chief pilot Moses Masumba was killed by the infamous Mailoni brothers while on duty.
The Mailoni brothers had reigned terror in the district since 2007 until they were shot dead by a combined team of security officers on June 24, this year.
Many residents deserted the area during the turbulent years and were just returning to rebuild their lives.

Source: Times of Zambia

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