Government says it is doing everything possible to increasing the availability of skilled human resource in the health sector.
Minister of Health Joseph Kasonde said increasing the human resource in the health sector is top on government’s developmental agenda as it is vital to the effective implementation of all activities in the sector.
Dr. Kasonde said government is committed to ensure that the current availability of the state of the art health equipment and infrastructure is supported by adequate and skilled human resource.
The Minister of Health said this in Lusaka today during the fifth combined graduation ceremony of the Dental Training School.
A total of 175 students graduated as dental technologist, dental therapists and dental assistants.
Dr. Kaonde commended Dental Training School for being an active participant in the important process of human resources development in the health sector.
Earlier, Dental Training School Principal Nalumino Saila said the school is currently faced with infrastructure challenges such as classroom and accommodation to carter for the rising number of students.
Dr. Saila said the growing demand for dentist in the country and the world over has seen an increased enrolment of students but with inadequate infrastructure to fully support their studies.