Sata visits Robiana Muteka
President Michael Sata this morning visited Robiana Muteka at the University Teaching Hospital.
Robiana recently underwent an operation to remove a 14.7 kilogramme tumor on his back.
President Sata said he wanted to personally see how Robiana was doing rather than depending on media reports on the progress of his healing process.
President Sata later asked Robiana’s mother to accompany him so that she could go and receive the money that the first lady had pledged towards Robiana’s upkeep in hospital.
The president who arrived at UTH at about 10:40hrs also took time to visit the Intensive Care Unit, admissions and pediatric wards.
President Sata who also signed in the visitor’s book indicated that the he was impressed with the way UTH was being looked after but noted that the institution needed more health personnel and funding.
The head of state was accompanied by the permanent secretaries from the ministries of health and community development Dr. Peter Mwaba and Alwyn Chomba.
And speaking to journalists soon after the President’s visit at UTH, health Permanent secretary Peter Mwaba noted under the Human resource strategic plan of 2005-2011governmnet has increased the number of health personnel from 23 thousand to 32 thousand.
The permanent secretary however added that the government still has a challenge of ensuring that it trains more health workers in the country in order to improve the health care system in the country.
Dr.Mwaba also indicated that the ministry needs to come up with an effective retention scheme that will ensure that the government keeps the people that trained in various medical professions.