Government has procured three CT-Scans as part of its policy of providing adequate health care as closer to the people possible.
The three machines have been given to the general hospitals in the Northern, Eastern and Luapula provinces.
ZANIS reports that Health Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya made the disclosure when he paid a courtesy call on Northern Province Permanent Secretary Hlobotha Nkunika at his office in Kasama today.
Dr Chilufya said the procurement of the three CT-Scans was part of the Patriotic Front (PF) government under President Edgar Lungu’s leadership policy to ensure that health services are taken as closer to the people as possible.
Dr Chilufya is on a four-day tour of the Northern province.
He said this was part of the PF government improved Health services in five areas namely adequate drug and vaccinations provisions, Human resource provision and infrastructure development.
Dr Chilufya said leadership in health provision and training are the pillars of the health reforms.
He also revealed that government through his ministry has also upgraded Chilubula health post into a fully- fledged district hospital.
Dr Chilufya said his ministry has terminated the contractor engaged to work on the New Mungwi and Chilubula District hospital due to under performance .
The deputy minister also revealed that his ministry has also dispatched two skilled obstetricians to provide adequate maternal care to the upgraded district hospital.
Speaking earlier, Provincial Permanent Secretary Hlobotha Nkunika welcomed the deputy minister and his entourage saying he was grateful for the gesture.
Mr. Nkunika said he was grateful to President Lungu’s administration for ensuring that the province received adequate attention in the provision of health services
This is good news indeed. Well done.
When it comes to procurement on things where they can steal, they show Levels of efficiency you can’t believe, they borrow any amount just to get the cheapest at 3 times the price.
Please don’t get any of those machines to southern province. Thank you for considering those provinces Mr President.
Dull minister. You should have equally distributed the ct scans all over Zambia instead of them being given to one area of the country. When is this regionalism going to end? It now stinks!
Te regionalism!!! Mwilailinganya amapuli with those who gave the PF their mandate….they are reaping where they sowed. Others can get theirs later but first reward abantu benu. I know it is impolitic to put it like this but let’s call a spade a spade and deal honestly with each other. You think ba UPND wouldn’t reward southern province similarly? Get real!!!!
What about other provinces, umbulancess,you gave the same provinces,why? Tell us something.
There is need for the scanner’s in central province. High in accidents. Plz help pf
Southern Province has had a CT scanner since 2013; UTH even longer; Ndola and Nkana (Chinese Hospital) also have CT scanners. These are expensive equipment that can’t be procured at once. Other pillars of health include Human Resource for Health. In this are Southern comes third after Lusaka and Copperbelt Provinces. People should not comment from without. Do not politicise all issues. Government means well.
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