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Government reaffirms qualified health workers recruitment

Time Posted: May 30, 2011 9:08 pm

Ministry of Health spokesperson Kamoto Mbewe talks to wife of vice president George Kunda, Irenen in Lusaka

Government has reaffirmed its commitment to ensuring that it recruits qualified medical personnel to run the country’s health institutions.

And preparations for the commencement of the first ever degree Programme in Dentistry at the Ndola School of Medicine have reached an advanced stage.

Health Spokesperson says the Ministry of health is still committed to ensuring that the K52 billion allocated in this year’s Budget for the recruitment of health personnel is utilized for the intended purpose.

Dr. Mbewe told ZANIS in an interview today that the Ministry is working towards ensuring that the country has enough medical Doctors, Nurses and other health practitioners.

With government’s deliberate policy of constucting various hospitals and health centers across the country, the new health institutions have currently a human resource vacuum. This however will be cushioned by the staff recruitment by the ministry of health.

And Dr. Mbewe says preparations for the commencement of the first ever degree Programme in Dentistry at the Ndola School of Medicine have reached an advanced stage.

Dr. Mbewe said the Programme is expected to commence next month.

He noted that the Programme will go a long way in addressing the shortage of Dentists in the country’s health institutions.

“The Programme will go a long way because we used to send people to train abroad, but now we can train our own people within Zambia ,” Dr. Mbewe stated.

He added that the Dentistry Programme and other programmes at the new medical school will also help in addressing the human resource shortage in the Ministry of Health.

ZANIS

8 Comments

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    flag NIGHT NURSE says: NIGHT NURSE
    May 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm |

    a lot of reassurances in an election year..conditions of service in the health sector are pathetic

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    flag muntu says: muntu
    May 30, 2011 at 10:08 pm |

    Retention is the first step not recruitment because even the recruits will leave.

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    flag THE SAINT says: THE SAINT
    May 30, 2011 at 10:23 pm |

    Any young Zambians who want to be very rich should grab this chance. There is a lot of money in dentistry. All those lawyers and politicians as well as business men and women would like a colgate smile after abusing chokoleti!

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    flag mashimba says: mashimba
    May 31, 2011 at 1:28 am |

    I think that if positive developments and news continue coming at this rate, we will soon see some heart attacks from the opposition. RB, slow down a bit, Sata has a patched heart….please napapata.

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    flag zambian says: zambian
    May 31, 2011 at 2:57 am |

    Still a long long way to go.

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  6. vote
    flag Sichone says: Sichone
    May 31, 2011 at 6:20 pm |

    Recruitment alone without other accompaning better condition of service will not solve the human resource crisis for the health sector

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    flag How can i apply to that new dental school in ndola says: How can i apply to that new dental school in ndola
    February 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm |

    How can i apply to that new dental school

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    flag mwangala kapungu says: mwangala kapungu
    February 25, 2013 at 11:51 am |

    It has always been a dream of mine to become a dentist and if this fails then I have failed in life but I know I won’t fail when I become a dentist I ll have achieved the greatest goal of my life

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