Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo says he will institute investigations following a social media posting depicting health personnel at Chilenje Hospital in Lusaka alleged to have abandoned patients in preference to eating breakfast in the offices.
A picture of health workers at Chilenje hospital has gone viral on facebook showing the workers drinking tea at 08-00 hours in the morning instead of attending to the patients.
ZANIS reports that the pictures show a horde of patients on the queue awaiting to be attended to by health workers contrary to their professional calling and dedication to duty.
The Lusaka Province Minister has taken a stance on carrying out impromptu visits at government and other public institutions such as markets.
Late July this year, Mr. Lusambo sent back over 40 civil servants at Lusaka administration who had reported late for work.
The Minister also went on and visited the Kafue District Hospital, the office of the Kafue District Education Board Secretary, the District Administration as well as Kafue District Council Offices.
In October last year, Mr. Lusambo who is Kabushi MP made an impromptu tour of Main Masala Market when he served as Copperbelt Minister.
Mr. Lusambo emphasizes that officers in the civil service should change their laissez-faire attitude towards work and apply their work ethic associated with the private sector without applying themselves fully.