FROM LEFT:Minister of Higher Education Prof. Nkandu Luo,President Edgar Chagwa Lungu,Copperbelt Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe during the tour the refurbished washing bay at Zambia Institute of Business Studies and Industrial Practice (ZIBSIP) in Kitwe on Wednesday,April 3,2019. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2019
FROM LEFT:Minister of Higher Education Prof. Nkandu Luo,President Edgar Chagwa Lungu,Copperbelt Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe during the tour the refurbished washing bay at Zambia Institute of Business Studies and Industrial Practice (ZIBSIP) in Kitwe on Wednesday,April 3,2019. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2019

President Edgar Lungu has declared zero tolerance to shortage of essential drugs and medical supplies country wide.

Speaking at the Commissioning of the Regional Medical Hub in Mansa, President Lungu said government has prioritised sustained availability of essential drugs and medical supplies throughout the country.

He said the PF administration will continue to promote a user-friendly health environment that will enable the community to access essential medicines to every Zambian.

President Lungu noted that due to the disease burden, there is need to construct more facilities so that it meets the growing population.

He has also directed the RDA and Ministry of Infrastructure to work on the road leading to the medical regional hub.

And Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya said the country is seeing political will in ensuring there is zero tolerance to shortage of medicines and medical supplies.

And Luapula Province Minister Nixon Chilangwa said the regional medical hub is a demonstration of Governments commitment to enhancing health services.

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  1. If a country could be developed based on declarations, Zambia would be on par with some European countries.
    But unfortunately talk is cheap and it achieves NOTHING. Is there developmental project that you can point at which is a brain child of Mr. Lungu’s government? Just one? I didn’t think so. All these things he runs around “commissioning” were started either in Mwanawas, Banda or Sara’s tenure. This man is a total loss. He says a lot but does nothing.

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    • Minister will just apologize.
      There alot of expired medicines every where in Zambia.
      Shortage doesn’t mean full storage rooms.
      Most hospitals don’t give out medicine and supplies because they fear audit by medical stores.

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    • By the way what was PF’s were the key issues in the manifesto on which they won the elections? Or do they just make one as things go along?

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    • Well said. Xray machines are broken in hospitals, the medication to be found is panadol… the list goes on and on !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • He is a waste of time and space in that seat of Presidency he could be doing more valuable things else where in smaller responsibilities that suit his limited and myopic capabilities ….the long term damage he has done to this country is inexcusable for any voter to wish him to stay on, if there was a way he should actually be leaving now.

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  2. Now this one is dumber than trump, you cannot simply declare Zero tolerance towards your own incompetence and mediocrity.

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  3. Words should be coupled with works. Please Mr President don’t just say things that wont happen. In roan you promised people land and they are still waiting. Prepare for answers as you go for your campaign trail.

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  4. It’s an electioneering messsege for the rural people. If you saw this during the time when data was President, he always use to look down in Sata’s presence to avoid eye contact, because the guy could be seen as a crook.

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  5. Look at the lies of PF , why wait for eve of elections to sort out retieres ?

    If the people of roan fall for that , they indeed deserve to live in squalor and suffering

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  6. Lungu it’s now too late the people know that balobele Ilya Uma. They are now recasting their nets. They know you have gone around putting up exorbitant structures in the name of development when you can’t fill them up with medicine. You are motivated by corrupt cuts that come from these overly expensive buildings. Just shut up and stop wasting more money pretending to be on working holidays when everyone knows you’re campaigning.

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  7. How, when your solution to a simple headache, or bruised toe is “EVACUATE TO R.S.A”, whilst making political capital on your opponent’s misfortunes, by paying their huge hospital bills, & declaring, “Ba tate ba Ka saka ka ndalama, ndiye ba lenga kuti mu pole” thus neutralising their critical views to your blatant corruption, & daylight robbery!
    THE NATION IS WELL, & TRULY DOOMED.

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