Government says it is working round the clock to addressing the low staffing levels which are affecting service delivery.
ZANIS reports that Lusaka provincial medical officer Kennedy Malama said government has started recruiting health personnel to improve health service delivery.
Dr. Malama noted that high volume health facilities fail to deliver effectively because of the huge work load that comes with overpopulation by patients of these areas.
He stated that the Ministry of Health has prioritized the recruitment of health workers in order to help such health facilities function effectively and efficiently.
Dr. Malama stated that both the old and newly built health facilities will receive new recruits to help lessen the workload.
He also said that he is happy that the health sector is enjoying one of the best times due to the continued adequate supply of essential drugs.
He said that all the health facilities now have all the essential drugs to help treat patients plus the purse of some new HIV kits.
He explained that shortage of drugs usually comes as a result of logistical mismanagement by some medical personnel that fail to account for how the drugs are being used and also fail to mention on time that their health facilities lack certain medicine.