First Lady Dr. Christine Kaseba Sata has commended student nurses at the University Teaching Hospital for stepping up to render service to patients during the strike action by nurses.
Speaking when she officiated at the handover of a refurbished children’s ward and an ambulance at UTH, Dr. Kaseba said the student nurses brought hope to the patients at the hospital.
And Dr. Kaseba has commended Health Hope Zambia for refurbishing the malnutrition ward and also donating an ambulance for operations at the children’s ward.
She however noted with sadness that malnutrition cases are on the increase in Zambia because most parents are feeding their children junky foods.
Dr. Kaseba said there is therefore need to step up interventions at community level in order to reduce on the numbers of children being admitted due to malnutrition.