Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Chongwe hospital hostels commissioned

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Lusaka province  Permanent Secretary, Brig. Gen. Emeldah Chola (RTD) with Liechtenstein foreign affairs minister, Aurelia  Frick joining mphashya nursing school students in dancing  during the official  opening of st  Luke's School of nursing hostel at Chongwe district hospital.
Lusaka province Permanent Secretary, Brig. Gen. Emeldah Chola (RTD) with Liechtenstein foreign affairs minister, Aurelia Frick joining mphashya nursing school students in dancing during the official opening of st Luke’s School of nursing hostel at Chongwe district hospital.

Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary, Emeldah Chola, has thanked the government of Liechtenstein for complimenting government’s efforts in the health sector in the province.

Gen Chola sounded the applaud in Chongwe district yesterday when Liechtenstein’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Aurelia Frick, commissioned students hostels, tutors’ houses and a multi-purpose hall at chongwe district hospital.

The infrastructure, which was constructed by Solidar Med through the government of Liechtenstein, is meant to accommodate student nurses on attachment from St Luke’s Mission Hospital in Rufunsa district.

Gen Chola said the construction of the structures is in line with government policy of public, private partnership.

She said she is aware of the hardships that students including training institutions have gone through without these important facilities.

Gen Chola lamented that institutions are forced to rent out private residents in order to accommodate the students and some tutors are made to stay outside training facilities.

She said lack of accommodation and the long distance from the training institution contributed to late reporting, fatigue and poor concentration by the students during practical subjects.

Gen Chola urged the students and the tutors to look after all the structures so that many other students can use them in very good state.

And Liechtenstein’s Foreign affairs Minister, Aurelia Frick, said she is happy that the programme her government initiated is bearing fruit.

Mrs Frick said the main objective of their programme is to ensure the human resources for health in rural areas of Zambia are strengthened.

She said this is being done through supporting of national training programmes in providing a skilled professional health work force and delivering quality health care.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. The nurses look well fed healthy and neat! Iam impressed. Is this their new uniform? They dont look like they are from a struggling Third World country. I guess falling ill will be an enjoyable experience with nurses so affable!

    • Liechtenstein has greater GDP than China. A country’s wealth has no relationship to its size. It what way is getting aide from Liechtenstein shameful? We may have more natural resources as a country but there are alot of historical factors how this country is more affluent than us.

    • Ba Mfumu,

      What do you mean by greater GDP? By the way, China has more than $3 trillion in reserves, part of which they are looking to invest.

      Just for reference, when you look at economic data/statistics don’t pick one measure for such a discourse it might be misleading

  2. A tiny principality with a population of 35,000 but very, very affluent indeed. First time I have heard of this German-speaking nation assisting Zambia or any developing country.

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