There should be no drug shortages in districts-Health Minister

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Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya (left) with Livingstone Central Correctional Service Pharmacy Technologist Moses Kapenda (right) during the inspection of Livingstone Central Correctional Service mini Hospital in Livingstone
Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya (left) with Livingstone Central
Correctional Service Pharmacy Technologist Moses Kapenda (right)
during the inspection of Livingstone Central Correctional Service mini
Hospital in Livingstone
GOVERNMENT says the Ministry of Health has received additional support from donors and will not take kindly any shortage of drugs in all health facilities.

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya was speaking in Choma when he met all the Districts health directors for Southern province said donors had agreed to fund the district health offices directly.

Dr Chilufya said government had also increased grants to the districts health offices.

He said the country had enough anti malaria, TB drugs and anti-retro viral drugs and any shortage of drugs would be seen as sabotage on the part of the people managing the facilities.

” There’s no reason to ration drugs we have enough drugs and have increased support from donors.

” Having a stock out is incompetent in the part of the people managing the facilities, ” he said.

He said government was reorganising the Central Board of Health to ensure that more specialists are moved to all provinces aimed at decongesting the University Teaching Hospital.

He said the service delivery in health sector which would be community based.

He called all the district directors to ensure that supervisors come up with work plans where the health centres would opened everyday.

“Craft work plans that people work on Sunday, ensure that there is continuity in service delivery, ” he said.
Southern province has received 500 health workers from the 7400 that government employed last year.

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  1. As Aslong as Lungu has his supply of arvs they don’t care about you or your families

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  2. Any comment from MOH on Practicing licences’ issue for Lab tech employed recently, who apparently have not been allowed to work pending MOH review over the issue?

    ONE ZAMBIA……ZAMBIA FIRST

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