First Lady of the Republic of Zambia Mrs Esther Lungu on Friday officiated at the handover of assorted medical equipment donated by Health Hope Zambia in collaboration with the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust to the University Teaching Hospitals- Children’s Hospital.

Health Hope Zambia, a Philanthropic Organization in Collaboration with the Esther Lungu Foundation Trust donated Medical Equipment to the Childrens Hospital at the University Teaching Hospital.Equipment included monitors, blood pressure machines, mechanical ventilators, pharmacy incubators, suction machines, neural surgical equipment, a blood refrigerator, baby weighing scales, an endoscopy set, electrical beds, mattresses, medical trolleys and drip stands among other morden medical equipment.

Mrs Lungu revealed that that experts had been sent to Australia to evaluate, verify and authenticate the equipment by the Ministry of Health before it was finally brought to Zambia.

“Ladies and gentlemen, you will agree with me that this is a significant boost to the medical inventory that will improve diagnostic and curative care at the Childrens hospital,” she said.

“This will no doubt uplift the morale of the health workers resulting in continuous improvement in health care delivery in terms of quality and comfort to patients,” she added.

Mrs Lungu implored the staff at the childrens hospital to ensure the equipment was well maintained and utilized only for its intended purpose.

She said the equipment provided the medical staff an opportunity to discharge their duties efficiently, effectively and diligently especially on complicated cases seeking treatment at the institution.

Mrs Lungu took time to thank the Australian Government, Health Hope Zambia, the Ministry of Health, the Zambian Mission in Australia and the Esther Lungu Trust for making it possible for the equipment to be sourced and delivered to the children’s hospital.

She stated that the doors of her foundation would always be open for similar Philanthropic gestures.

She thanked all the Cooperating Partners both at home and abroad for their generous donations which had enhanced the lives of the Zambian people.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. Wondering the Kunda manners of putting business on hold over unproductive events never end. Other children died in the process, as responsible personnel had to parade and receive unwanted equipment.
    Sad witnessing .

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    • That family never inspire anybody. Except that Apatebeta Less tapafuka chushi.
      I don’t like that Lungu family. Ba Edgar has children from somewhere else, Ba Ester also has several children from somewhere else. And they try to hide everybody, including their previous marriages.
      Secrets life like thieves.

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    • This is very inspiring. Just make sure that those doctors that have private useless clinics don’t steal it. Please put big “UTH” letters on them so they can be easily recognizable if stolen. Congratulations Mrs Lungu for your efforts.
      Now wait for the party poopers to call you “old hen”, thief, uneducated, ugly and but…but the fire engines…

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    • The great pity is that Zambia has no real foreign policy establishment. As a result, no one in government knows knows the thinking behind these hand-me-downs. This knowledge is there buried in books on sale in Zambia itself. It’s really really sad. If they really wanted to help they would consult UTH management and ask them what they need in terms if equipment. They would then go to manufacturers and buy it.

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  2. imwe!, why are they all outside and not in their respective locations in the wards? some of these equipment are temp. sensitive, leaving them outside in the open like that will affect their effectiveness.
    I understand they are waiting for znbc camera people to go and take prime time news footage of….
    “… it’s due to the able leadership of you know who that this’ been made possible will read the headline” lol

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  3. WELL DONE HIGH COMMISSIONER OR IS IT AMBASSADOR FATHER FRANK BWALYA FOR LOBBYING SUCH EQUIPMENT ON BEHALF OF ZAMBIAN PEOPLE THOUGH HIJACKED BY ELF. NO WONDER FR. FRANK BWALYA HAS BEEN QUIET KANSI HE HAS BEEN WORKING UNDERGROUND TO WIN DNATED EQUIPMENT TO OUR MIGHTY ZAMBIA. ALA MUNE U DESERVE TO BE PROMOTED

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  4. …medical trolleys and drip stands among other modern medical equipment”
    have some pride. those are very simple things that even a grade 8 child can make , but Zambians want everything given to them. are you telling me that you guys can fail to make simple stands, really!

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  5. We can make some of these donated equipment. As the saying goes “beggars can’t be choosers” just take and clap your hands.

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  6. Oh yes they can beg for old crap while they continue to steal the money meant for brand new equipment, mukakandwa bakabolala imwe bonse, and why parade these things outside,?terrible

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