This week President Rupiah Banda officially commissioned the multi-billion Kwacha Lusaka General hospital with a pledge to continue improving health care delivery in all parts of the country.
The President announced the government’s allocation of K52 billion to the Ministry of Health in this year’s budget for the recruitment of health workers.
President Banda said that the government had opened a new Medical School at the Copperbelt University to train more medical doctors and dental surgeons.
The President further said that the introduction of new training programmes such as direct entry for mid wives and the parallel enrolment scheme for clinical officers have led to a significant improvement in the number of health workers in the country.
Below are some of the pictures of the opening ceremony