MINISTER of Health Hon Dr Chitalu Chilufya
MINISTER of Health Hon Dr Chitalu Chilufya

MINISTER of health Chitalu Chilufya has said that senior doctors working in Government health facilities are expected to render medical services to all clients who go to seek medical attention from their facilities.

Dr Chilufya said all senior and specialized doctors working in Government facilities in all parts of the country were not supposed to leave junior or intern doctors alone to handle cases.

He said the role of his ministry is to offer quality healthcare services to all people in all parts of the country and that would be achieved with full participation of key officers in the sector.

Dr Chilufya said this in a speech read for him by Ministry of health human resources development strategy prof Sekelani Banda at the Zambia Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (ZAGO) Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at Protea hotel in Lusaka over the weekend.

He said the situation of senior doctors and specialized doctors leaving junior and intern doctors was not in the interest of Government or the people themselves.

“Zambia has fully subscribed to the all Mellenium Development Goals (MDGs). And MDG 3 talks about good health service delivery to all our clients in all government facilities.

“So all senior and specialized doctors working in our health facilities are expected to render their expertise to all cases that being reported at their facilities, ” he said.

The minister lamented that in Zambia it was a trend by senior doctors to leave junior and interim doctors attending to cases even those need some expertise of specialities.

And speaking earlier Zambia Association of Gynaecologists president Theresa Nkole said her organization was determined to work in line with all policies of the ministry of health.

Dr Nkole said the move of working in line with the ministry of health and it’s collaborating partners would enhance the needed quality healthcare service delivery to all Zambian people.

The Zambia Association of Gynaecologists and Obstetricians is an association of specialised Zambian doctors.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Dr. Theresa Nkole, I asked you to be my side kick several years ago and you hesitated. I am sure you are wiser now …

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  2. This is long overdue.at UTH for an antenatal mother to be seen by consultant she has to pay.that is why we have too many maternal deaths.please honourable make follow-up to your directives.last time you said all specialists doctors who are in management must go into clinical areas but up to now nothing has changed.too much talk but less actions.consultants at UTH don’t work

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  3. CONT.these consultants ‘re found working at private hospitals when they ‘re supposed to be at UTH.most the work is done by post graduate students and registrars.please just conduct random check and see for your self.stealing of GRZ time an money must come to an end

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  4. “Dr Chilufya said this in a speech read for him by Ministry of health human resources development strategy prof Sekelani Banda.”

    Sure? Doc, aren’t “Hon” Ministers also meant to give their own speeches? Probably next time you want to complain about absenteeism, better would be to do it in person… Ya think?

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  5. Ba Minister naimwe! Stop being a bully! Why don’t you call a meeting with consultants concerned so that you get to know reality on the ground? Don’t antagonize your brothers and sisters! You will need them when you cease to be Minister. Bola panshi!

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