Luanshya District has recorded a marginal increase of over two thousand new cases of HIV/AIDS in the last six months.
Thompson District Hospital Administrator Ruth Chitalu says this because district recorded a drastic increase of over 50 percent new HIV cases in the last two quarters.
However, Mrs Chitalu says this has in the end resulted in congestion at the hospital’s Anti- Retroviral Therapy (ART) clinic.
“Currently, our ART clinic is congested and cannot accommodate all patients, we have now resorted to allocating particular services to certain days to ensure that all patient needs are attended to “Mrs. Chitalu stated.
She added that the increased number of people accessing HIV treatment has also negatively affected the flow of drugs at the clinic.
Meanwhile, Mrs Chitalu said the hospital has procured 120 pieces of linen to mitigate the current shortage at the Hospital.
She said the Hospital was struck with a shortage of linen in all wards and that the new linen will cover the children’s wards.
Mrs. Chitalu further disclosed that the Hospital had received 60 mattresses which were donated by the Economics Association of Luanshya.