President Edgar Lungu(l) getting the New Born Baby from the Mother Racheal Jere of Matero Compound during his tour of Matero First Level Hospital in Matero yesterday,22-04-2017. Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.
President Edgar Lungu(l) getting the New Born Baby from the Mother Racheal Jere of Matero Compound during his tour of Matero First Level Hospital in Matero ,22-04-2017. Picture by Ennie Kishiki/Zanis.

President Edgar Lungu has announced the upgrade of three more clinics in Lusaka, Chipata, Kanyama and Chawama Clinics into Level 1 Hospitals.

President lungu announced this when he commissioned Matero Level 1 Hospital today.

“Other clinics in Lusaka District, which government has earmarked for upgrading into level 1 hospitals include chipata, kanyama and chawama,” he announced.

President Lungu noted that drugs and medical supplies play a critical role in the provision of curative and preventative services hence Government, through the Ministry of Health has continued to ensure availability and accessibility of adequate quality, safe, and affordable medicines and medical supplies at all levels of healthcare.

He implored health workers not to engage in the pilferage of medical supplies.

“Let us avoid situations where patients are subjected to buying their own medicines due to shortages. Remember, Government spends huge sums of money to procure the drugs and other medical supplies,” he said.

President lungu also thanked the Japanese government, for their unwavering support rendered to this project and many others across the country.

President Edgar Lungu during the tour of the Matero First Level Hospital in Matero
President Edgar Lungu during the tour of the Matero First Level Hospital in Matero

And President Lungu has said ths is indeed a demonstration of the PF Government’s resolve to deliver on its promise of improving health in zambia, noting that the PF government has been making deliberate steps to improve health in zambia.

President lungu pointed out that few days ago he was in Chilenje where he commissioned Chilenje hospital.

He observed that the upgrade for both hospitals which had been done at a total cost of K 200 million has since recorded a drastic reduction in the number of cases refered to higher level hospital from 1,390 in the first quarter of 2016 to 284 cases in the first quarter of 2017.

President Lungu noted that government was committed to taking quality health care services as close to the families as possible.

He said he was pleased to note that since its upgrade Matero Hospital is now able conduct surgical operations.

“A total of 194 surgical operations were performed, with 75 of these benefiting our women. This is a positive achievement which has resulted in the decongestion of the university teaching hospital and the Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital where such cases are normally referred,” the president said

Matero hospital will provide healthcare services to the community on a 24 hours daily basis.

The current 330 health workers employeed under this facility will now provide health services right at the door steps of the residents and those within the neighbourhood.

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57 COMMENTS

    • That is great Mr president.

      That is why chief Mweemba confessed that you are truly hardworking.

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    • Why is lungu killing people where ever he goes? If there is no civilian to sacrifice, he sacrifices his PF police. Next he will sacrifice Kaiser and Amos as his thingy demands more blood.

      Lungu is really annoyed with HH because HH made it hard to sacrifice anybody in mongu, hence the decision to lock HH up.

      Look at recent deaths, if those police officer were not sacrificed innocent motorists would have been accused of treason.

      WARNING.

      When ever you hear Lungu ‘s motorcade is coming, PLEASE RUN FAR AWAY you might just the next one to be sacrificed

      So far ‘s motor cade has killed 7 people and still counting. While HH ‘s motorcade non. Now who is the devil of the two. LUNGU IS.

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    • All medicines often have side effects but I am not liking the ARVs side effects on this and qoute ‘forged cheques that was cashed’ (General Miyanda on Given Lubinda’s lies), end of quote.

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    • Zambians like most on this forum don’t care to know where there tax money goes and what it spent on what you are celebrating here is Japanese Money and yet you have the energy to Fart out praises on the tin pot as Jay jay calls him…..while the waste your real money …..the Japanese and other donors have seen our utter folly and opt to help us since they know we are way to dimwitted to do so ourselves as out leaders seek treatment outside the country even for silly ailments

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    • MESSAGE TO LUNGU ANG HIS HENCHMEN: PROVERBS 22:8 IF YOU SOW SEEDS OF INJUSTICE, DISASTER WILL SPRING UP, AND YOUR OPPRESSION OF OTHERS WILL END.

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    • Thumbs up to you Mr. President. This is a progressive development. Keep up the good work. May God continue to guide you

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    • Is will only be progress if they start going to those hospitals for their check ups or treatment and not outside the country. Let’s see if when one of the ministers get sick they go to seek treatment from these hospitals. My guess is that they will not.

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  1. That is great Mr president.

    That is why chief Mweemba confessed that you are truly hardworking.

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    • What is good about Lungu?
      a fraud
      a tin-pot dictator
      a visionlesss lack of leadership qualitiess gambler
      a diseased man
      Who’s President is he?
      Who does he represent?

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  2. He knows he sick so better to invest in hospital. It will save us money for evacuation

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  3. Good job, but we also need to build dual carriageways on all the major highways going out of Lusaka to other provinces, i.e., Lusaka-Nakonde, Lusaka-Lvingstone, Lusaka-Mongu, Lusaka-Copperbelt-Solwezi, Lusaka-Tuta-Mansa, Lusaka-Chipata. So many lives of innocent people have been lost on these roads. If you work on these roads before you leave office, Mr President your legacy will be great.

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  4. I am much more interested in seeing a pictures of these upgraded clinics than the presidents and his entourage!

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    • That’s what they do tell you they have done something important for you then they put the limelight on themselves to try and repair theiir shattered image, assuming they had any in the first place. Pathetic !

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  5. Ba Lungu make sure you use those clinics yourself in order for you to analyze the quality and services provided.

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  6. President Edgar Lungu has announced the upgrade of three more primary schools in Lusaka, Chipata, Kanyama into Colleges.
    That is PF for you…just change the name while the dilapidated structure remains the same.
    And the PFools celebrate that Chagwa is working…As uncle Dennis Liwewe (MHSRIP) would say “WE ARE IN TROUBLE.

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  7. This Lazy Bum is promosing more clinics in Lusaka, Chipata, Kanyama and Chawama Clinics into Level 1 Hospitals…yet the bum is not even funding them its the Japs…no shame at all this lazy sausage!!

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  8. Sela Tubombeko….odi apo……Nangu utalike…Nangu usuminishe….

    2021 Vote PF ( Edgar)

    I thank you

    P:S. If you are not sure who to vote for in 2021 please go ask his royal highness Chief Mweemba of the Southern province

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    • Ba Katondo, Don’t flatter yourself, no one is voting for Lungu in Cuundu, no matter how many brown envelopes you dish out. Mwami Mweemba umazila butter!

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  9. @1.2 Wanzelu, if President Lungu had that magical powers it would have been nice to sacrifice HH in Mongu. Unfortunately our beloved leader does not have powers from the dark. Powers of the dark belong to your leaders, just look at the arsonists cases, the ripping of somebody’s stomach, it’s right to suspect that the police deaths in the presidential motorcade were caused by UPNDonkeys tempering with the tyre which burst. Imagine that the tyre burst on the left and the car overturned several times to the right! Pure black magic, a continuation of Mongu where the donkeys ultimate target was the President.

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  10. We would like to see you working Mr. President for the people who voted for you instead of persecuting others. Do what you preach and not the opposite. God is watching all your doings. He appoints Kings and rulers and he removes them from Power if it goes to their head. The two Presidents from Eastern Province are the worst. I can’t see what they will remember them for. Remember you are a Servant and not the master.

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  11. UPNDONKEYS, tell me, why do you have to burn markets, courts, hospitals, just about anything that serves the poor? What kind of cruelty is it doing that to the poor so that someone gets into state house when you actually know that it’s impossible except through the ballot box?

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  12. @14 Mateo, the two presidents from the eastern are not the worst, it’s just that the UPNDONKEYS are not happy that one Edgar Lungu from eastern IS the President, the issue here is that HH from southern is NOT the President of Zambia, with an emphasis of HH “from southern. You have stated it yourselves that UPNDonkeys want an “indigenous” president, right from the day that HH was “elected” to succeed Mazoka (mhsriep) up to the time of the 2016 elections when UPNDONKEYS insulted every Zambian who happens to belong to Lungu’s cultural grouping. You even dropped Canisius just because of that, opting for GBM which decision will haunt hh for as long as he lives!

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  13. By the way, does anyone know whether hh attended church service today, he is seventh day isn’t he?
    Or maybe he only attends at election time? His Christianity aldershot is doubtful for a man who can be so bitter about losing an election which was declared free and fair by everybody else except himself.

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  14. UPND needs to go for a convention.

    All the Cubans seem to have been very happy with Fidel Castro. But the man was still deemed a dictator.

    Kingship and autocratic systems are sometimes loved by their citizens but that does not make these systems democratic.

    The practice of democracy is such that there are elections every prescribed period.

    You can’t say our constitution allows for no elections if people don’t want.

    Well that means your party constitution has dictatorial elements. Why not allow people to vote and if people like him they will give him a vote.

    Remember that even dictatorships have constitutions which they follow. So saying we are following our constitution does not make you democratic if such constitution is dictatorial.

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    • Dont talk about democracy when you dont mind half the electorate calling you a theif than show you won elections….why fear ? Just show the doughters you won elections.

      But not lungu, he would rather be called a thief then let his victory face scrutiny…

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  15. So bitter that he has even lost his senses to end up behind bars, probably for the rest of his life……
    I hope Mutinta has cooled down, and she needs to……I mean the Mutinta of Mmembe…..kikikikiki….not the one who was supposed to be first lady. …. …kikikikikikikikikikiki

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    • When will Esther hold a press conference so that she accounts for the tax payers money under her office? We need some comedy

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  16. Sima projects ya JICA aya? I don’t think this is money from the euro bond, most the money from that has gone to equip zp with teargass canisters.

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  17. Why is upgrading of health facilities only in Lusaka? How about towns like Kitwe – the second largest city in Zambia? Even its largest hospital – Ktwe Central Hospital – has never experienced any expansion since it was established in 1958!!

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  18. Why is Lazy scared of visiting UTH?Its a stone’s throw from State house if you walk… Its easier to tour places funded by donors tax funds but hard to visit the main hospital which has no running tap water…no shame!!

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  19. “New born baby….mother Racheal Jere…”, ngoni? Wrong name and tribe, UPNDonkeys will hate that baby just by its name so much that they will attempt to burn that hospital, or burn its mothers house. Citizens must be alert and guard against these arsonists, be aware that UPNDonkeys hate you with a passion, their arsonists will burn you and yours.

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  20. @19.1 NEZ, we have enough comedy with HH and his treason case…..if you want more go see him in action at Lusaka remand prison…..kikikikikiki.

    Our beloved First Lady is busy working for the people, she will appear in public when she has completed the planning for the next project. And why do you want to see her anyway? By the grace of God you UPNDonkeys failed carry out your evil plans during that motorcade in Mongu. Your boss is paying heavily for that evil unchristian action by the whole UPNDonkey leadership.

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  21. Look at NEZ’s bemba “kayipushe chin0k0!!”ba NEZ what kind of bemba is this?JUST USE YOUR LANGUAGE TONGA AND DONT EXPOSE YOURSELF!!!BE PROUD OF YOUR LANGUAGE.the real bemba would be “kepushe chinoko” or a polite one would be “kepushe banoko!!”BRAVO TO PF GOVNT FOR THIS MATERO LEVEL ONE HOSPITAL,PLEASE KEEP IT UP!!!its good works like this which will make voters to retain you in power come 2021!!!UPND IS LOSING VALUE AND POPULARITY BY DAY.THEY HAVE NOW RESORTED TO BURNING OF PUBLIC PLACES WHICH GOVNT BUILT USING COLLOSAL SOMES OF MONEY ALL FOR THE SAKE OF ONE TONGA god HH WHOM THEY BELIEVE SHOULD BE IN STATE HOUSE BY ALL MEANS!!INDEED UPND IS AN ENEMY OF DEVELOPMENT!!GO PF GO!!

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  22. Did you see “the crowd” on Cairo road when he was passing? I now know that when people are quiet, be very worried, be very scared, be very afraid. Except for a handful of street vendors were tried to shout but they also stopped because of the mood.

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  23. Try upgrading UTH and maybe also using it yourself for your personal presidential health needs, then perhaps the expensively written but ultimately completely empty speeches will begin to have some value in the real world

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  24. Yes Mr lungu. This is where you can pass for working , noti vija vi bosa ati airbus investing in Zambia airways, oil deals in Saudi Arabia, the queen congratulating your election victory, bombadier investing in Zambia railways ?? Eeyayi boza ya so.

    Tell your team they only make you look silly.
    We have the internet and we read current affairs.

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  25. Full letter to Chief Justice on Zambian observer
    ”Your Honour the learnt Chief Judge, the Former President of the Republic of Zambia did not step down during the petition in August 2016 when our law demanded just that for the ConCourt to commence, but he did not step down in full view of your understanding our law. Hence the ConCourt did not commence the proceedings. Whose problem was this rather impunity? Don’t you think, Your Honour, as the Keeper of Our Law, The Chief Judge that our Constitution remains suspended to date because of that act of disobedience to our Constitution, though of course. It is impossible to eat a cake and have it. Our Zambian Constitution is very clear indeed. Zambia has only one constitution and it is called The Constitution of the Republic of Zambia…

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  26. Bwana Lungu when will the low market residencial area of Misisi be upgraded into a livable place? I once brought over some friends from Atlanta and it was shameful sight.

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  27. The hospital is in PF colors – green and white. Is this how small our thinking is? We all know that this initiative was started by past presidents and the money did not come from PF bane. Do you ever feel ashamed of certain things you do? Self praise ST!NKS! Is it also a hospital of ECL? Just do what needs to be done and everyone will see and praise your works. Also recognize the works and initiatives others made. Don’t do political plagiarism! This is mama Kaseba’s and Sata’s achievement!

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  28. Fake and forged president. You can f00l some people sometime but you can’t f00l everyone all the time. See you in 2021

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  29. NO IMF FOR ZAMBIA AND NO MORE BORROWING FROM OUTSIDE ZAMBIA. WORKERS PLEASE CHECK ON LUNGU FOR SALARY INCREMENTS

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  30. And some idi0ts say that Tongas, a great tribe are tribalists…. tell me, did you not give this your fake president votes in eastern province where he hails from?? When southerners do the same, then its about tribe. PFools are full of sh*t

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  31. Many lives will be saved if we all have access to healthcare. The distribution of medications will be vital. More nurses will be recruited. I am liking it.

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