His Majesty King Letsie III disclosed
the name of the newly build state-of-art referral hospital
as Queen ‘Mamohato Memorial Hospital.
His Majesty revealed the new name at
the event to officially inaugurate the new hospital situated
at Lepereng in Maseru on Friday.
hospital has been named after the late Queen 'Mamohato
Bereng Seeiso. It has advanced labour wards, ICU, nursery
theaters, electronic filling systems, cameras, power supply
and many more.
It accommodates 425 patients and has
about 700 employees.
When officially inaugurating the
hospital, His Majesty said the hospital which opened its
doors to patients on October 01, 2011 is a milestone in the
development of the entire health sector.
He expressed his appreciation of the
name given to the hospital, appealing to citizens to love
and respect the hospital.
He commended the Government of Lesotho
for fulfilling its promise of building the hospital for
His Majesty therefore applauded the
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) for the
development of the attractive Queen 'Mamahato Memorial
He further commended the funding
partners for the conceptualization and implementation of the
project, applauding them for exercising their skills and
expertise for the development of the hospital.
His Majesty King Letsie III therefore
appealed to workers of the hospital to exercise their
skills, have mercy while attending patients as well as to
provide quality services with passion.
Sharing His Majesty’s sentiments, the
Prime Minister, Dr Pakalitha Mosisili said the hospital was
build for Basotho hence why it is named after the late Queen
'Mamohato Bereng Seeiso.
He said he is proud that the ultra
modern hospital was build during their time, saying it is
like a dream come true.
Dr Mosisili said despite the uniqueness
of the hospital, Basotho expect good services, appealing to
the management of Netcare and T'sepong to visit other health
institutions countrywide to lend a hand in promoting quality
He commended both the Ministries of
Health and Social Welfare and of Finance and Development
Planning for their good work.
“You have made us proud,” he remarked.
The Prime Minister also thanked all
partners who contributed in the development of the hospital,
noting that development of the hospital was the beginning of
Also speaking, the Minister of Health
and Social Welfare, Dr Mphu Ramatlapeng said the dream of
building the new hospital could not have materialised if it
was not because of the Lesotho Government through the
Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, World Bank
Group, Netcare, Tsepong, Development Bank of Southern Africa
and other financial partners.
She pledged her ministry’s commitment
to ensure provision of quality services to citizens, saying
that it is the responsibility of the ministry to improve all
the ongoing developments of the hospital.
Ts'epong and Netcare Hospital Director,
Dr Victor Litlhakanyane said she is proud of the new
hospital since she has been leading the project from its
She commended Netcare and local
partners for their full participation during the development
of the hospital, emphasising that the hospital was build in
time and within budget.
Dr Litlhakanyane said Ts'epong
stakeholders will take the responsibility in ensuring that
the hospital is handled with care.
As part of the celebration, His
Majesty, the Prime Minister, other dignitaries and Senior
Government Officials toured the hospital while the Maseru
Vocal Waves Choral and the Ministry of Health choir graced
the event with songs and performance of traditional music
Present at the event included
representatives of Department of Health from Mozambique and
Republic of South Africa; Netcare Chief Executive Officer,
The World Bank Director Human Development in African Region,
Cabinet Ministers, Senior Government officials as well as
the general public.
Source: LENA 21/10/2011