The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) received an increased number of casualties during the Easter holiday.
University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Public Relations Officer, Pauline Mbangweta, revealed that the hospital received about 146 casualties from Thursday last weak to this morning.
Ms Mbangweta said among the casualties received included 82 assault cases, 32 road traffic accidents and five gun shots.
She, however, said most of the casualties were discharged and only a few were still admitted.
Ms. Mbangweta, further noted that reports on how many casualties have since died have not been received yet, adding that only one body has been brought in dead from Misisi compound.
Meanwhile Ms Mbangweta has disclosed that chief Chinyama Litapi of North-Western Province, who was admitted to UTH last Thursday, is now in a stable condition.
The chief developed a stroke last week after his subject was shot by suspected caravinas at his palace.
And in another development, Shoprite Zambia has donated an assortment of fruits and drinks amounting to K7.5 million kwacha to the University Teaching Hopsital (UTH) and other health centers in Lusaka.
Receiving the donations on behalf of the hospital, UTH Acting Managing Director, Dr. Peter Mwaba, noted that as a public health insitution, the UTH cannot manage on its own but depends on partners like Shoprite for help.
Dr Mwaba pointed out that the donated foodstuffs would be channeled to the of pediatrics department which deals mainly with children, and described it as a key area of the hospital.
He noted that children across the globe are marginalized, and needed special assistance from well-wishers like Shoprite.
Dr. Mwaba thanked Shoprite management for the gesture and wished they could extend their goodwill to other wings of the hospital.
He said the donations come at a time when UTH wants to to implement major reforms.
And Shoprite Representative, Patrick Chona, said Shoprite is making various donations to not only UTH but other clinics in Kamwala, Kayama, Chawama, Kalingalinga, Kamanga and chinda.
Mr. Chona urged other business organizations to follow what Shoprite has done, saying a little consideration brings a lot of hope.
Ms Mbangweta also said that Chief Mumba from Mumbwa district had been in admittance for two weeks now.
The UTH PRO said both chiefs were responding well to treatment and were in stable condition.
It is at least a way forward that we can keep track of fatalities over a religious holiday and hope we can reverse the trend. We are starting to be accountable for what is going on in Zed
5 GUN SHOTS OVER A PERIOD OF 3 DAYS IS NOT THE WAY WE SHOULD GO. HOPEFULLY NO ONE OF THE INJURED WIIL END UP DEAD! ABENA ZED COME ON! KWATI IN PA JOBURG SURE!!
In rememberance of the blood of christ ka?
It’s sad that envents meant to reflect on salvation are used for pleasing ourselves through indulgence into filth activities that lead us into accidents and other problems. God loves us.
Watch the fruits and drinks! Some people have itchy fingers.
Thankx Shoprite, the fruits will go along way in boosting the immunity of our patients. ????Africa for us blacks which includes zambia has became the dumping place for expired, deformed,infected and rooten things from the so called 3rd world or developed countries.Lets be aware of the donations or aid with strings attached, our bodies are being ruined because we are poor. The EHTs and other proffessinals involved must inspect the iterms before distributed to a poor zambian,(some containers are deformed, no expiry dates,no proper lebels) The effects or symptoms may not be immediately but after a period and usually long standing and fatal.
true #5.zambeef and shoprite used to donate milk to UTH which was expiring the same day they would donate it.
What do you expect.Holiday mean drink and be merry
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