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Rupiah opens Mumbwa hospital

Headlines Rupiah opens Mumbwa hospital

FLASHBACK: President Banda interacts with a mother and her baby at Chipata Clinic in Lusaka

PRESIDENT Banda yesterday commissioned a K12 billion new Mumbwa District Hospital with a call on the district health management team to devise new and more effective ways of looking after public infrastructure.

The President has also assured paramedics in the country that Government is paying serious attention to the various challenges they face.

Mr Banda said the district health management team in Mumbwa should take good care of the new hospital and equipment to enhance health service delivery.

“I urge you to try to develop new and more effective ways of looking after this public property which we will all need from time to time,” he said.

Mr Banda said the commissioning of the new district hospital in Mumbwa is an affirmation of another great achievement Government has recorded and for the people of Zambia.

He said the new hospital is another demonstration of what Government is accomplishing to improve health service delivery to the people.

“As a caring Government, we listened to the people of Mumbwa, who desired to have a new and bigger hospital built in the district. You will agree with me that the MMD Government is a listening government and continues to address the needs of our people in the country,” he said.

Mr Banda said Government has in the last two years built hospitals, health centres, health posts, training schools and houses for medical staff to enhance access to quality health care.

He said Mumbwa has for many years depended on an old hospital which had only 76 beds which could not properly cater for patients and that overcrowded small wards made it difficult for medical staff to provide proper care for patients.

Mr Banda said the challenges compelled Government to release funds to construct a new district hospital with 200 beds.

The President said Government has so far constructed 12 staff houses, including four medium cost and eight low cost.

Mr Banda said Government is also building other health facilities in Mumbwa’s Mpusu, Naluvwi, Namabanga, Kayanga, Shimbizyi, Siachele, Kapepe and Nalusanga.

He said in the next few months, he will commission Lusaka General Hospital and district hospitals in Kapiri Mposhi, Samfya, Chadiza, Lumwana, Kaputa, Mufumbwe and Kaoma.

The President said Government is constructing a total of 33 hospitals countrywide.

Mr Banda said Government has procured ultra-modern equipment for hospitals so that some major medical challenges are dealt with within the districts.

He said the purpose is to reduce the stress and pressure of travelling to the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka to seek medical treatment.

“Another goal is to provide an environment conducive for the recovery of patients and good working conditions for medical staff,” he said.

And Mr Banda said Government is aware of the strenuous nature of the work of paramedics and the heavy sacrifices that are unique to caring for people in crisis.

He said Government is actively procuring equipment and other facilities, improved conditions of service, incentives and other services.

“I wish to assure you that my Government is paying serious attention to the various challenges you face on a daily and indeed nightly basis,” he said.

Mr Banda thanked traditional rulers in the district for their support which made the construction of the new hospital a reality.

“I extend my appreciation to you, your Royal Highness Senior Chief Shakumbila for organising the donation of an ambulance to the hospital. This is what society expects to see from all community leaders and what you have achieved is highly commendable,” he said.

Earlier, Central Province Minister Ackimson Banda said the people of Mumbwa have for many years longed for a modern hospital and the new one is a demonstration of Mr Banda’s commitment to addressing the plight of the growing population in the district.

In a vote of thanks, community representative HlazoKapapa said the people of Mumbwa consider the construction of a new hospital as a gift from the government.

Ms Kapapa said the construction of the project was initiated by the local community with the help of member of Parliament Brian Chituwo who was then Minister of Health.

She thanked Mumbwa district council for providing a plot where the new hospital is built.

Meanwhile, President Banda on March 25 officially launched the street lighting project in Mumbwa being implemented by the Mumbwa district council.

[Zambia Daily Mail]

40 COMMENTS

  1. chw chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe
    ON THE WATCH…ON THE WATCH!
    HH…HAKA HIVOTELA HEKA
    SATA…APONA SANA AMA ELECTION, KUSHIKA

    RB….NGATALIPO BONSE ABA NIBA NGWELE…
    chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe chwe

  2. ON THE WATCH!
    FOR MORE DEVELOPMENTAL PROJECTS, VOTE FOR A WORKING GOV’T
    FOR REALISTIC AND SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS AND PLANS FOR ZAMBIA’S FUTURE, VOTE FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE
    FOR A WORD DEDICATED CULTURE, DEVELOPMENT ORIENTATED GOV’T AND A STRONG FIGHT AGAINST GRAFT, VOTE MMD

    NO JOKERS LIKE SATA, OR POWER MONGERS LIKE HH
    NO ARROGANCE, NO LIES, NO FLIP FLOPPING, NO POLITRICKS

    ROADS, CLINICS, PROJECTS AND HOSPITALS ARE ALL OPENING, OTHERS MAY TELL YOU THA THIS IS MWANAWASA, AND WE THANK THEM. BECAUSE MWANAWASA WAS MMD, MHSRIP, AND EVEN UP TO TODAY MMD CONTINUES WITH ITS DEDICATION, 3 YEARS LATER TO ALL THESE PROJECTS WHICH UNDER JOKERS WOULD BE NEGLECTED (SATA WAS IN GOV’T WHEN SO MANY UNFINISHED STRUCTURES AROUND THE COUNTRY WERE BEING ABANDONED, HH WAS THERE STEALING MONEY IN MINES)

  3. Whether RB commissions hospitals in all districts or not. Zambian have made up their minds and hearts, and MMD is going this year. After all Michael Sata will not come and close donw these centres but will improve upon them all, new and old.

  4. Infrastructure developments or Homosexuals? Capital expenditure or gay rights? Pragmatist or comical caricature? Nationalist or regional titular party tribal warlord? Realism or 90 days utopia?

  5. They are busy building cosmetic hospitals and health centres while failing to maintain old ones.by the way, whats the salary increment for public service workers this time around.

  6. Those babies have got the blessing by being touched by the annointed leader of the nation. They will be one day be leaders in Zambia.

  7. Great news Mr. President. Continue developing the nation. Zambia is really on the right path. Concerning the statement and I quote, “The President said Government is constructing a total of 33 hospitals countrywide.” end quote, some people are going to shoot themselves at this news since they hate development but they’ll be saved in one of these new hospitals so they can continue to cringe as they continue to see Zambia develop under the leadership of the MMD.

  8. #4 mwansa, i hear you!!!
    #5 mwiisho, only good education and hardwork can brighten that childs future..
    Tax payers money been put to good use on this one, keep it up Zedians.

  9. #3, ba PF so you have changed your song again? Amazing flip flop, now Mr Sata will continue with projects started by Rupiah Banda, continue with MMD projects you said?
    Only yesterday your song was that RB should not continue with projects started by Levy (MMD). So what has changed?
    Pressure again obviously, yes PF must be feeling it.

  10. DO WE HAVE THE DOCTORS.?RB YOU BE REMEMBERED AS A PRESIDENT OF COMMISSIONING.NO DRUGS AND MEDICAL PERSONEL IN HOSPITALS.RUNNING A COUNTRY IS LIKE THE WAY YOU USED TO RUN YOUR FARM.WATCH OUT SATA JUST NEEDS 35000 VOTES TO PLOT 1.NO AMOUNT OF PROPAGANDA WILL STOP US VOTE FOR SATA

  11. Again thanks to the hard work of late LPM & Magande that we are now able to witness the openning of several hospitals & other infrastructure. The products of RB & Musokotwane will only realistically start manifesting in 2012.

  12. RB is a shrewd and pragmatic politician. While others are trading insults, he’s busy inaugurating big projects all across Zambia. Chilufya Sata, watch this space bwana.

  13. #18 WHAT PRAGMATIC?WHEN HE IS BUSY KILLING PEOPLE.HAVE YOU LOOKED AT TODAYs FRONT POST NEWSPAPER SOMEONE LOSING A LEG BECOZ OF RUPIAH.PLSE VOTE FOR SATA

  14. #18 WHAT PRAGMATIC?WHEN HE IS BUSY KILLING PEOPLE.HAVE YOU LOOKED AT TODAYs FRONT POST NEWSPAPER SOMEONE LOSING A LEG BECOZ OF RUPIAH.

  15. 11. H.H. Sata – please read the posting again. I am not sayng Sata will continue RB’s projects because building hospitals and providing healthcare is not a project but a continious process. Projects have definate timelines and milestones they are measured against. Just as providing food for your family is not a project you have embarked on that will come to completion, it is a continuous process that should continue to run as long as family/household exists. so as long a zambia exists, the goverment must continue to provide healthcare, education etc. If it means improving upon existing facilities or/and intoducing new ones. Please also read some basic management

  16. Lets learn to give credit where it is due. Well done mmd goverment, we need hospitals in all the districts. Keep up the good work.

  17. Does anyone know what the PF manifesto says about the provision of healthcare in the country and how it will be funded?

  18. #25 that is what i have been asking not only from PF but from all parties. they seem to think its a waste of time talking about issues

  19. #19 zembeni & #20 SAUKANI, I suppose you are one and the same person. All sensible people who read the Post these days know that it is not a standard of integrity and truth after all. I read it for variety and to see what they are up to, not that I still have faith in it. The other day I was pleasantly surprised to hear one street vendor telling his colleague that the Post was “just a business”, to make money they had to entice readers with lies or stories laced with lies which some people want to hear. That tells you how much esteem the Post has lost by its association with Mr Sata.

  20. #21 but PF manifesto does not talk about contionous provision of the basics but talks about cadres running the Judiciary, The Army, The Police, The Parastatals, The Central Bank, The Catholic (S.h.it) Church, The FAZ name them. But look at the education levels of the PF rank and file from the mightier Satanist (GAY) Sata to the lowest ebb Kambwili. AWE MWANDI COMEDY BA ZED

  21. #28 you are right on. the post is a sheet of paper meant for the toilet hence the term ‘the paper that digs deeper’. FRED mmembe is not a standard or plumberline against which people should guage themselves. Mmembe and Malupenga are trying to rebrand Sata without any success. like HH.Sata says i do read the post for variety’s sake otherwise the post is not objective. labour turnover is too high at the post because journalists there are not allowed freewheeling. one wonders why every time again it is this dignatory addressing trainee jounalists at the post. Journalists are still working for the post because they have not been answered yet where they have applied to. the post is a cult which is the more reason they are comfortable with Sata’s gay stance. Ngilazi i pit your wife Kabwela

  22. #12 zembeni, we have no intention of stopping you from voting for Mr Sata, that is your right under our democracy but where are you going to get the 35,000 votes from? Just read this “… Zambia has laws that recognizes gay rights, Zambia has laws that recognizes lesbian rights……what is required is to implement the laws…”. That statement alone has taken away whatever few votes Mr Sata had remained with after so many other gaffes. And there will not be enough Zambian gays and lesbians to make up the 35,000 votes, don’t you agree?

  23. He is a crook who has maimed the future of youths in Western Province.It will be folly for the people in Western Province to vote for a manipulator.Anyway,that is the way Lozis are.Even when somebody kills them,they will continue casting a vote for him.

  24. #35 my pitting her is that she will end up being abused by Mmembe the same way he abused mazoka’s daughter. outside she can be a beauty but inside could be a cult assistant and a satanist. thats my fear. but you dont fear anything going by your name

  25. why do people always blame RB for others mistakes. even when you get aids, u will blame RB. im not even an MMD supporter and im sick of dummies and quacks blaming RB. useless chaps> blame the police, blame inspector general. blame the dumb chaps rioting. dont blame RB.

  26. Well done MMD, but do the right thing all the way. We are aware that this hospital was not ready for commissioning. What is the rush about? Hot seat… I am sure you have answers, but the truth will soon show has little the services will improve. Anyway, this is a positive outcome. Plus to RB. But have you also recruited the number of staff to go with these developments, i do not think so.

  27. Is development now a synonim of Building public infrastructure like hospitals? Who will be working there if government remain relaxed in improving the conditions of service for the few qualified people in Zambia? What will the local people pay when unemployment is the daily bread? What assurence is there that the newly opened hospital will not be neglected like the old ones have been in the last 3 yrs?

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