First Lady Christine Kaseba says the increasing cases of cancer diseases in the country call for the need for adequate room space in cancer wards.
Dr. Kaseba says there is need for free flow ventilation in the wards and avoid overcrowding.
Speaking when she handed-over a Lamina Flow Cabinet donated by Access Bank Zambia Limited to the University Teaching Hospital Pediatric Cancer department in Lusaka today, Ms. Kaseba commended government for its commitment in ensuring that the medical services of cancer patients especially those that cannot afford treatment are improved.
She notes that Cancer disease services are very expensive hence the need to commend corporate organizations such as Access Bank for supplementing government’s efforts in ensuring that the health standards of the people are improved.
Dr Kaseba has since challenged the private sector to supplement government efforts in alleviating healthcare challenges.
And Access Bank Board Chairperson Caleb Mulenga says the Bank is optimistic that the equipment will make a positive impact on the lives of the patients, the children’s parents and members of staff.
Mr. Mulenga has further expressed optimism that the move the Bank has taken is a sustainable initiative that will ensure benefits for communities in which they serve.
He says the Bank will remain committed to working with government so as to better the lives of the people especially Children.
And UTH Managing Director Dr Lackson Kasonka has thanked Access Bank for the donation stressing that the equipment will make a difference in the way Health personnel look after the patients afflicted with the Cancer disease.