La Maternal and Child Welfare Centre
Having realized the health needs of the La community and the seemingly slothful attitude in seeking medical care in time at the La General Hospital which is about a kilometer from the main township, the LMK decided to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of the community, hence the establishment of the La Maternal and Child Welfare Centre in 1988 to cater for children, lactating mothers and the aged. It operates weekly on Saturdays between 8.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.
The Centre is manned by retired health personnel who work on voluntary basis. They comprised of:
A Medical Officer
2 Supporting Staff
The Association has also constructed a three story clinic to facilitate easy health care accessibility for the La community and its surrounding towns.
The three storey building clinic block under construction being inspected by officials of eMI – Canada
An artist impression of the completed clinic projrct