President Edgar Lungu says the construction of the Lusaka specialised hospital is a land mark achievement in the health sector.
The President says the hospital is a fulfilment of his campaign promises in the health sector.
President Lungu says the PF will emerge victorious in 2021 because of the development projects it is implementing across the country.
President Lungu says the hospital will be a centre of excellence in the SADC region because people will no longer be travelling to India for specialised medical treatment.
Speaking during the ground-breaking ceremony, President Lungu instructed Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development Ronald Chitotela to ensure local contractors benefit from the Project.
The President also directed Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya to devise a policy on work place HIV among construction workers.
And Dr. Chilufya said the specialised hospital will promote medical tourism in the region.
He said the facility will also promote specialisation among medical personnel.
Meanwhile, Mr. Chitotela said it is impressive that President Lungu is delivering on his promises.
And Chieftainess Nkomenshya Mukamambo said the health facility will serve the people and help reduce government expenditure on evacuating patients abroad.
The traditional leader urged President Lungu to ignore his detractors and focus on delivering to the people.