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Hubbies fined for not supporting pregnant wives

Two husbands from Chikanta chiefdom in Kalomo have been fined a goat each or its equivalent for not supporting their pregnant wives and not allowing them to access maternal health services at health facilities.

Speaking when a team from the Ministry of Health media department paid a courtesy call on him, Chief Chikanta said the two men, from Kulyambeba, were punished for behaving funny by refusing to escort or facilitate movements for their wives to go for antenatal programmes.

Chief Chikanta said the punishment will be applied on any man who will be found guilty of not supporting his pregnant wife as such behaviours contribute to maternal deaths.

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