Government has released K12 billion towards offsetting the K120 billion debt owed to health workers in the country.
The Ministry of Health owes health workers in leave travel, long service and repatriation benefits among others.
Health Workers Union of Zambia General Secretary Lewis Mukosha confirmed the development in an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka, Monday.
Mr. Mukosha said government has made an undertaking to offset the debt for his members.
He has asked provincial medical officers countrywide to compile audited lists of health workers that are owed.
Recently health minister Kapembwa Simbao announced that Government had set aside funds to liquidate the debts owed to health workers.
And Mr. Mukosha also disclosed that about K134 billion has been set aside for health workers in the Sixth National Development Plan.