Ndola Central Hospital
Ndola Central Hospital

Government is saddened that a lot of people have died of renal failure due to lack of dialysis machines in hospitals.

Copperbelt Minister Mwenya Musenge said this when he visited Ndola Central Hospital (NCH) to have an on the spot check of the institution’s psychiatric unit which is being constructed at a total cost of K14 million.

Mr. Musenge who was accompanied by Copperbelt Permanent Secretary Howard Sikwela said it was sad to note that many people had died of renal failure due to lack of dialysis machines in most hospitals across the country.

Mr. Musenge who was briefed by Head of Clinical Care Sebstian Chinkoyo that Ndola Central Hospital will by June this year receive seven Dialysis machines, said it was government’s agenda to ensure that hospitals in the province were equipped with such critical life-saving machines.

The Provincial Minister noted that the Dialysis machines will go a long way in reducing the number of deaths caused by renal failure once the hospital was equipped with the equipment.

“Government found it necessary that most hospital should have dialysis machines to ensure that all the people including the vulnerable have access to these facilities and this will go a long way in helping those with renal problems,” Mr. Musenge said.
And Mr. Musenge stated that mentally challenged people on the streets need to be cared for as the problem cannot be ignored.

He said Ndola Central Hospital was the only institution on the Copperbelt province that was currently looking after the mentally challenged people hence the construction of a psychiatric unit was a positive development.

He added that once the psychiatric unit was completed all mentally challenged people on the streets should be rounded up to receive care at the facility.

NCH has contracted Jeremy Enterprises to construct a modern ultra psychiatric Unit which will be a two- storey building consisting of an administration block, male and female wards with about 130 bed spaces.
The construction of the modern ultra psychiatric unit is expected to be completed in December this year.

Mr. Musenge has however warned the contractor to ensure that works are completed within the stipulated contract period.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t limit the rounding up of mentally challenged people to the ones roaming the streets with sacks on their backs also round up the others pretending to be normal…..

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    • Regret and Political rhetoric without any real action is futile and does not resolve anything,

      What are you doing as govt to stop these needless deaths? Are you educating the masses on this disease, its causes and how it can be managed?
      How about their life styles, diets, sedentary life styles?

      And above all we must stop medical tourism by ALL our leaders and channel all the resources towards improving our local health care service delivery system.

      Its a shame MMD did very little to nothing to build on what UNIP left

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  2. The White House, Washington

    Today marks five years since 11-year-old Marcelas Owens and I watched the President sign the Affordable Care Act into law.

    Marcelas lost his mom to an illness when he was a younger boy. She didn’t have insurance, so she couldn’t afford the care that she needed. No family — no child — in America should have to go through what his family has experienced.

    That’s why we fought so hard for this reform bill. That’s why the President — whose own mother argued with insurance companies in her final days as she battled cancer — signed this bill into law.

    And that’s worth remembering today.

    I sat down to reflect on that day, and what’s happened since then. Have a listen, and then pass this on to anyone you think needs to hear it.

    Today,…

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  3. And that’s worth remembering today.

    I sat down to reflect on that day, and what’s happened since then. Have a listen, and then pass this on to anyone you think needs to hear it.

    Today, Marcelas Owens is 16 years old. He’s still honoring his mother’s life by spreading the word about the Affordable Care Act. And as for the rest of the country, five years later, here’s what we know:

    More than 16 million Americans have gained health insurance.

    76 million Americans are benefiting from preventive care coverage.

    And up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage.

    I’m proud of that. The President is proud of that. I know Marcelas is proud of that.
    And if you are too, then take a listen and then pass this on to…

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  4. I’m proud of that. The President is proud of that. I know Marcelas is proud of that.
    And if you are too, then take a listen and then pass this on to someone today.
    When you do, remind them of the progress we’ve made. Remind them of what we’ve got left to do.

    Thank you,

    Joe

    Vice President Joe Biden

    “‘the American health care system is working for its people nothing wrong to see the good side of the system””

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  5. I’m proud of that. The President is proud of that. I know Marcelas is proud of that.
    And if you are too, then take a listen and then pass this on to someone today.
    When you do, remind them of the progress we’ve made. Remind them of what we’ve got left to do.

    Thank you,

    Joe

    Vice President Joe Biden

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  6. President Lungu has a renal problem? What is this renal problem? Our president must live long, we have a lot of issues to sot out.

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  7. Careless eating must be curbed, so must careless imbibing of funny chemicals to enhance so called libido which seems to be the mainstay of our guys… We also need to encourage private participation in setting up these Kidney
    Centers where our people can seek affordable dialysis treatment. Lastly, we need to educate donors to step forward. We could do with one of your two kidneys, folks.

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  8. You shift the burden of healthy care forward by paying premiums to insurance companies who take care of your needs when you are not okay with your children and people being taken care of

    Insurance firms in lead with hospitals and runners of ambulances effectively removing the burden of costs in Medicare in a pooled fund,special needs taken careof

    Specialised treatment smoothly falling in that medicare scheme protecting people to avoid to go for regular medicare because of the cost timing burnden

    Excess premiums invested in the same healthy sector to promote

    Its nice to see the setup working from pharm to hospitals and doctors in medicare funding medical stores as well

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  9. round up all cadres and confine them to this mental hospital..not for free…they should grow their own food and help to development of the city

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  10. What does this indicate to the rest of Zambians, I mean the article? do we have a group of leadership with RENAL problems hence the need to look into it. We see the emphasis, it means Musenge has noted that it is touching the very fibre of Zambian leadership that was and that is currently in place. Well, Well, at least the Zambians ARE GETTING TO KNOW where the killer lion is through this indicative statements. Thank you Mr. Musenge for assisting us from this ignorance on what is taking our leaderships away.

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  11. What is Renal failure? I thought you journalists are supposed to educate, inform and entertain us but all the Zambian media does is to run after scandals.

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