IGovernment has called on the community in Ikelenge district, Northwestern province to support new health workers that have been deployed to Kalene mission hospital to address human capital challenges that the health facility has been facing.
Ikelenge district commissioner, Victor Kayekesi, says Government wants harmony to prevail between the community and health workers at the mission hospital.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Kayekesi said this when he addressed members of the community in Nyakaseya area following deployment of four doctors by government to Kalene mission hospital.
The district commissioner warned the people in the border district to desist from divisive and tribal remarks against medical personnel at the health facility.
Mr. Kayekesi said President Edgar Lungu is committed to rolling out quality healthcare services to all parts of the country and that no one should be working to frustrate government efforts aimed at achieving universal health coverage.
Meanwhile, Kalene health affiliated centers chairperson, Christopher Kaping’a, has thanked government for intervening in the human resource crisis at Kalene mission hospital.
Mr. Kaping’a has since assured government that the community in Kalene will give full support to the new medical officers that have been deployed to the hospital.
A protest by members of the community in March this year peddled tribal remarks against medical staff at Kalene mission hospital for allegedly scheming to remove the
Christian Missions in Many Lands (CMML) board of health from the health facility.
12 senior medical officers including a doctor left the hospital in the ensuing fracas that left some health workers’ houses looted.