Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has commended health workers at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) and Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital for providing quality services to the public. Mr Lusambo said he is impressed with the workers at the two health institutions despite some alleged complaints from some members of the public.
He said this after touring UTH and Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital on Monday night to check on how the workers were attending to patents.
“I am happy that after inspecting the two hospitals, I found the opposite of the reports. Members of the public exaggerate information sometimes. Let’s give credit where it is due. The workers area re doing a good job,” he said.He encouraged management at the two hospitals and other health providers to ensure that they continue providing quality services to the people.
Mr Lusambo, however, warned of stern action against employees who are in the habit of tarnishing Government’s image by providing poor services.
“Government has invested millions of Kwacha in the health sector to improve service delivery. All public workers must ensure that members of the public receive deserved services,” he said.
Mr Lusambo said Government wants to stop evacuating people abroad for specialised treatment as evidenced in the massive investment it is injecting into the health sector to save lives. And Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital night superintendent Misozi Mushinda assured Mr Lusambo that the hospital will continue delivering good health services to the people.
She also commended Government for the expansion works being undertaken at the health facility to enable it to accommodate more patients.
Meanwhile, Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia (PSZ) president Jerome Kanyika says local production of malaria and anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) at the newly-commissioned Mylan Pharmaceuticals plant in Lusaka has boosted the country’s capacity to handle the disease burden.