Government has reiterated its commitment to improve conditions of service for health workers in the country.
Central Province Minister, Sydney Mushanga says this is because government wants to enhance quality health delivery to everyone in all corners of the country.
Mr. Mushanga said it is for this reason that government is improving working environments, constructing more health facilities and rehabilitating old ones while equipping all health hospitals and clinics with appropriate equipment.
The Minister was speaking in a speech read for him by Assistant Secretary, Mwape Kasanda, when he officially opened the fourth Quadrennial Conference for the Health Workers Union of Zambia in Kabwe yesterday.
Mr. Mushanga further called on the workers union to work closely with government in order to enhance quality health delivery to the citizenry.
He also called on the union leadership to adhere to worker education obligations to enhance competent human resource in the health sector.
Speaking at the same function, Deputy Secretary General for the Zambia Congress of Trade Unions, Elaston Njobvu, thanked government for making remarkable strides in improving the health sector and welfare of health workers.
M.r Njobvu said the economy of the country can only grow if it is managed by healthy citizens.
He also appealed to the government to invest more resources in human resource and equipment so that the health sector can have more competent workers capable of conducting specialized treatment.
And Outgoing President for the Health Workers Union of Zambia, Lambwe Kabelenga, said decent work was vital for a healthy nation.
Ms Kabelenga said there is need to grow the economy for sustainable jobs in the health sector.
The Fourth Quadrennial Conference for the Health Workers Union is being held under the theme “A healthy nation is a productive nation.’