Government says it will continue modernizing health systems at various health institutions in order to reduce referrals locally and abroad.
Northern Province provincial minister Freedom Sikazwe said this yesterday in Mpulungu to mark this year’s international Nurse’s day.
Mr. Sikazwe said the modernization programme at major hospitals in the country would improve the quality of health.
Speaking in a speech read on his behalf by Mpulungu district administrative officer Manday Chapewa, Mr Sikazwe disclosed that government was implementing the high tech health care systems at University Teaching Hospital, Livingstone General hospital, Kitwe and Ndola central hospitals for the provision of specialized health services locally.
The Provincial Minister said government is expected to spend about 4.5 billion kwacha on the project.
And Nurses from across Northern Province yesterday gathered at Mpulungu habar to commemorate the international nurses day.
The nurses called on government to improve their condition of services.
Speaking at the colourful celebration, Zambia Union of Nurses Organization (ZUNO) provincial chairperson Stavelous Mulubwa said the nurses were demotivated in a number of ways hence the need for the government to look into their plight in order to achieve optimal results in the health sector.
Mr. Mulubwa said as front line health providers nurses have continued to work hard despite poor remuneration.
Nurses who attended their celebrations included those from Mbala, Kasama, Mporokoso, Mpika and Mungwi district.