Government has reiterated its commitment to improving the health sector in the country through the provision of quality health services and qualified personnel.
Deputy Minister of Health, Mwendoi Akakandelwa, told parliament today that government was working hard towards improving the working conditions of health personnel in the country while providing drugs and other requisites to hospitals and other institutions of health.
Mr. Akakandelwa said government is aware that there was a human resource crisis in the health sector in the country hence it was putting in place various efforts to address the situation.
He said government, with the help of the donor community, was currently training more health personnel in various medical fields to improve the situation.
He said government wants to make the conditions of service of health personnel better than they currently are.
Meanwhile Mr. Akakandelwa said government was also working towards reducing further, the maternal mortality rate in the country by 2015.
He was responding to a question raised by Chikakanta UPND Member of Parliament Munji Habeenzu, who wanted to know what government is doing to improving the quality of the health sector and personnel in the country.