Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital.  The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa.  Photo Credit : Ministry of Health
Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital.  The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa.
Photo Credit : Ministry of Health

 

PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says the government’s aspiration is to transform Zambia into a regional medical hub and promote medical tourism.

During the laying of foundation stone for Bangweulu Regional Hospital in Lupososhi district, Northern Province yesterday, President Lungu said this would only be achieved through health facilities of high standards and strategically placed such as the Bangweulu Hospital.

He said the laying of the foundation stone kick-starts the construction of the hospital.

President Lungu said the development was a confirmation that the government was indeed walking the talk and they were delivering on promises as espoused in the PF manifesto.

He said the government was resolved to improve the wellbeing of citizens across the breadth and length of the country through, among other things, provision of access to quality healthcare.

President Lungu said the government had placed high premium on having a healthy and productive population to spur socio-economic development.

“This is as outlined in the Seventh National Development Plan, the Patriotic Front manifesto, and the National Health Strategic Plan 2017-2021. Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to lay the foundation stone to commence the construction of an ultra modern hospital, the Bangweulu Regional Hospital, which will be constructed at the cost of K154,174,340.72. The hospital will have a bed capacity of 800 and will take about 36 months to complete,” he said.

He said the first phase of the project involves construction of an outpatient department, maternity wing, casualty wing, administration block, modern laboratory, an operating theatre, and physiotherapy department.

President Lungu said Bangweulu hospital was earmarked to be a centre of clinical excellence in the region housing consultants in various medical disciplines.

He said this would significantly improve the delivery of health services, not only in Lupososhi but the entire province.

President Lungu said the facility would also result in the reduction of referral of patients to Kasama General Hospital, and the University Teaching Hospitals.

He said this would save the government and the people from incurring unnecessary costs.

“The hospital will also provide training of various health personnel, including specialisation under the auspices of the Levy Mwanawasa Medical University. This is in line with my directive to the Minister of Health to enhance human capital development in the health sector. My government will resolutely develop all the newly created districts in line with our decentralisation programme. This will bring social amenities such as health services as close to our people as possible, irrespective of where they are. We shall not relent on this undertaking as a government in power,” he said.

President Lungu said in addition to putting up modern structures, the government would ensure that all necessary staff, equipment and other requisites were provided to facilitate seamless operations.

He urged stakeholders involved in the construction of the hospital to ensure that works were expedited and the project delivered in a timely manner.

President Lungu urged the people of Lupososhi to support the contractor as the works were being executed.

“Your role is critical to the delivery of the project on time. I further appeal to our traditional leadership to support this unprecedented project which will definitely change the lives of our people,” said President Lungu.

 

Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital.  The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa.  Photo Credit : Ministry of Health
Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital.
The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa.
Photo Credit : Ministry of Health
Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital.  The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa.  Photo Credit : Ministry of Health
Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital.
The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa.
Photo Credit : Ministry of Health
Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital.  The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa.  Photo Credit : Ministry of Health
Republican President of Zambia, His Excellency Dr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu laying the foundation stone for construction of the landmark 800 bed capacity ultra morden state of the art Bangweulu Regional Hospital.
The President is flanked by Health Minister of the Republic of Zambia, Hon. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Housing and Infrastructure Minister, Hon. Vincent Mwale, Northern Province Minister Hon. Lazarus Chungu and Kasama Central Lawmaker Hon. Kelvin Sampa.
Photo Credit : Ministry of Health
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54 COMMENTS

  1. It’s okay to dream but I have heard about that wish severally.

    Let’s go Doc, let’s go!

    Let’s get pragmatic on those huge dreams.

    We have Multi Facility Zones. Let’s utilize them.

    I hear of Gold and Oil in Zambia, let’s go get and accumulate them.

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    • The president is becoming more responsive, I like this. People here may be overeacting but the budget for construction is not that much(K150 million only). This is money well spent. Nomba ama health care workers muchinjeko work culture twapapata, the president’s goal of regional medical hub will be unattainable if there is no professionalism in execution of duties. Medical hub should also go with research hub for pharaceuticals and biomedical sciences. Let’s be aggressive we can do it.

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    • Nurses shouting at patients that attitude has to change. Do some courses in emotional intelligence mwe, sure nga umuntu aya ku chipatala kuya lwalilako because of utuma negative attitudes. Now how will you service a foreign client who has paid millions to seek medical attention in our country? That K3000 mandatory threshhold for foreigners is exploitative. Let people feel at home and accomodated in Zambia like we feel in their countries. Let our service quality attract people. When a patient is ill the last thing they want think about is the bill, healthcare is a liability on the patient as it.

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  2. I don’t see the logic behind this, because building that are at 70% complete have stalled then you start new ones, weird, very weird thinking. Could it be the case of getting commission at the expense of other projects?

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    • Kakilo, they have eaten all the money do. The best thing to is to start new projects and the slogan is: “twalya again!” How long should this go on?

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    • That’s because it translates to grossly overpriced contracts like that “state of the art” Medical Stores warehouse for $15 million with outdated diesel powered forklift …tell him about semi robot VNA forklift trucks he will think it’s a Star Trek movie.

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  3. The President ran short of telling us how the construction will be financed.Does it mean more debt contraction?

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  4. Most zambians are as lazy and clueless as lungu. That is why I married a very intelligent living white Swiss woman. It is best decision I ever made. I know this won’t be popular with many black women and gay Zambian men but my I am having a good life. The sex is good. While Zambian women sulk at the thought of giving mutwe my woman does so willingly. And yet zed women will.go on and cheat on you

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    • NEEZ read the first two sentences in your post again. You are telling us that the reason you married your swiss wife is because you, a zambian is lazy and clueless, whoow!!

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    • It says most. Do you understand the meaning of the word most? Another reason I avoided marrying Zambian is due to the poor reading culture of most of the women. You have just proved me right

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    • It says most. Do you understand the meaning of the word most? Another reason I avoided marrying Zambian is due to the poor reading culture of most of the women. You have just proved me right x

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  5. RURAL CLINICS DON’T EVEN HAVE MEDICATION – THE SICK ARE GIVEN PANADOL IF THEY ARE LUCKY TO TREAT EVERY AILMENT AND YOU TALKING ABOUT BEING A REGIONAL HUB —— TALK IS CHEAP !!

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    • Dont mind this tourists…he has to say something every time he travels as he travels alot…I mean even having a routine checkup at UTH for them is unacceptable.

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  6. Really laughable..this weekend playboy is just at reading speeches where in this years budget has PF stated this? He is oblivious to reality this Lazy bum….

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    • These are now campaign projects. I recall how MMD worked on roads under formula one program but still lost the elections. Lets see what happens in 24 months time

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    • There is no correlation between what these morons do on their trips away from Lusaka and what statments is coming out from Ministry of Finance…I feel for the new minister dealing with such dull people like Lazy Lungu who will simply ruined his CV. Very soon we will be paying over 60% + to debt servicing and this Lazy man is talking about building castles in the sky to villagers in NP.

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  7. Lungu now is just groping in the dark

    …” medical tourism”. ??

    With Zambia’s leaky corrupt immigration laws , no money will be made.

    What will stop sick foreigners buying Zambian passports and reg cards ???

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  8. I strongly believe that Jay Jay is a homosexual. There is nothing wrong with that just needs to come out

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  9. By the way neez there is nothing wrong with being a homosexual. In fact recent surveys have found that we people that love others of the same gender tend to contribute more to the economy than people like you sleeping with so called loose white women. My sexuality has nothing to do with you. It’s allowed where I am and I couldn’t care less . What will you do ? Report me to the gay patrol ?

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    • fagot!!!!!!just kill yourself, you will never be accepted by society even the enlightened ones. So you keep sucking d**k in the dark till you die and rot. What an excuse of an existence.

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    • Spokesman no need for that. Jay I have not said criticised you for being what you are. In the UK it’s your right to sleep whoever you feel comfortable with. What I don’t agree is you calling me all.sorts of names because I am proud of my white Swiss wife. If other men make you happy please go ahead however I would just advice that you take more care in zambia going by spokesmans response.

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    • Spokesman you are an ignorant bastatd! Are you society’s Spokesman? Who has given you right to speak on behalf of the world ? You hold a hate for homosexual and yet you see no problem accepting aid and grants from countries that have legalised It? The word gay means happy and it is easy to see that most of you heterosexuals are angry people. If we had moregay people in world it would be happier place. Rainbow and proud

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    • Jay Jay I respected your opinion on this platform mate, you chose a wrong time to come out. Now i’ll just associate your posts with sickness.

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    • LT Editor this is what happens when you have blocked my email account and I am having to use other means you get imposters sending rubbish using my alias. This thread has nothing to do with me.
      LT unblock my email address now!!!!!!!

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    • Spokesman, pls speak for yourself. I’m heterosexual but find nothing wrong with people with different sexual differences from myself. You are plain IGNORANT!

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  10. Jay Jay, Neez did not suggest you are,. You mean that you are..ehh….???? Is that why upnd cadre calls you Gay Jay?

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    • Oh please! Have you seen the amount of homophobic posts of your idol neez all over this site ? It’s your right to feel how you feel and it’s also my right. My sexuality is personal. So what if am gay? How does that affect your life or save zambia from poverty ? Is it gay people that voted pf in? Just grow up! Science has proved that every man has a gay gene in them. Why do you think most men find Angelina jolie attractive and yet she has manly features. You don’t even know that you are gay.

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    • Please do not involve me in your faggot behaviour. Why would I post as that dull chap Jay? I have been away with my white Swiss wife visiting her family in Cambridge. A very affluent area of the UK and I have come back to silly comments here. Please if you like men that is your business. It does not make me or you any better. What am saying is that stop attacking my white wife for no reason.

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    • Sorry guys I have checked the accounts and it seems the real Jay Jay posted those comments.. Brother am disappointed in you. Homosexuality is against the natural life. Seek God asap.

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  11. As for the medical hub, sounds like a good statement if I understand the President correctly. That means all those more important people including the President will now be evacuated to Bangweulu Hospital right? Not Milpark in RSA right? It will be better than UTH right Mr President?
    Let’s give the President our vote in 2021…., well, not yet, let’s say we will give him the vote when he goes to UTH for his next medical check ups.

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  12. PF you’re making us look bad, making us like we are gullible. You are sending us so many mixed signals: interpreted as having, multiple, ambiguous, or contradictory meanings.

    Remember we were in the group of the strongest colonies, why was that?

    Look at the message you are sending in this article, look at the other messages from different article. Below

    “Government blames Climate Change for slow GDP Growth“.

    “The economic meltdown cannot entirely be blamed on President Lungu and the ruling PF alone.” he said. “Nature has a hand in the erring economy and there is little or nothing President Lungu can do to fight it.”

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  13. Unless I am mistaken, in Solwezi last week the President mentioned a depleted “resource envelope” right?

    Honourable Dr Bwalya Ng’andu, here is yet another unbudgetted project to fund. Sorry the project is not 80% complete but the northern vote in 2021 is more critical than these stupit ratios which dont mean nothing.
    But the President confided this one in you before he laid the foundation stone right? Ok sorry, he does not have to consult you, let alone seek your permission.
    We wait and trust on your intelligence though, Hon Dr Ng’andu, to reconcile what you promised us on correcting the economy and expenditure controls. Dont think of going back to your former job, because there is already a Dr Chipimo there now.

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  14. WITH RESPECT MR PRESIDENT INSTEAD OF COMMISSION THESE HOSPITALS WE WOULD RATHER YOU ATTENDED TO PRESSING MATTERS LIKE TAKING TO BOOK THE PEOPLE IN CHARGE OF THESE HOSPITALS TO ENSURE THAT RUN EFFECTIVELY AND ARE WELL STOCKED INSTEAD OF A MEDICAL HUB ALL WE NEED ARE FOR THE HOSPITALS AND CLINICS TO FUNCTION EFFECTIVELY TO AN EXTENT WERE THE COMMON FOLKS HEALTH MATTER. WHEN OUR HOSPITALS DO WELL THE MEDICAL HUB WILL COME NATURALLY

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  15. I hope this is the last time we will hear about the “chosen few” being evacuated to foreign hospitals for treatment on tax payer’s expense. Thank God that from now on, Lungu and the others will be treated in our own Zambian hospitals which are looking so nice in the pictures !! I hope he has thought about how he will maintain these hospitals and ensure that they are not just buildings. A good functioning hospital needs equipment, medicine, staff, and good management- very satisfied patients too !!
    Of course we know that these buildings have been erected on borrowed money and very soon we will be seeing their downfall due to lack of funds to maintain the standards!! Africa my Africa…..

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  16. Yes the President may be right. The key however is not mere construction of these medical facilities but to offer cutting-edge medical services that will attract clientele from around the region to Zambia to seek medical services…then we can generate handsome income from this investment

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  17. Zambian contractors are suffering at the expense Chinese,some have even gone for one year without pay and you expect to receive a vote from them? God forbid.

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  18. Before we attract foreigners, we need to attract our own politicians, who always go abroad for treatment.

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  19. Ummm ku Zambia uku! Kuli nkhani mwe! The best part? Zambians’ tolerance of the shade they are being served!

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  20. Some weird characters created to distract, detract and provike. Neez, Mushota, same person. Can’t you see.

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    • Who is this mushota you keep going about. If am not mistaken the one I remember had poor grammar. How can you compare me to a dull person.

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  21. How many hospital has he laid, all on ground level. Lungu alefwayafye popularity. Not my vote.
    I will give it to someone. Nabo ba mudala ba Mumba, ba support fye neryabupuba. Grown up!

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