Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, conducts a Minor Surgical Procedure of incision and drainage of an absess(boil) in the left armpit of a woman at Chilenje 1st level hospital in Lusaka.
Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, conducts a Minor Surgical Procedure of incision and drainage of an absess(boil) in the left armpit of a woman at Chilenje 1st level hospital in Lusaka.

Patients at George Clinic in Lusaka’s Matero Constituency are being sent back by medical personnel due to load shedding.

Residents in the area have complained that their relatives are being sent to die at home whenever there is a power outage at the institution.

Those talked to have expressed displeasure at the government’s failure to provide an alternative source of power to prevent unnecessary deaths.

And Minister of Health Dr Chitalu Chilufya has assured Zambians that Government will endeavor to address patients’ complaints in health facilities countrywide in an effort to provide quality health care services.

Dr. Chilufya said the government will not be defensive but use the feedback from the public to inform policy and decision making towards the attainment of Universal Health Coverage.

He said this when he led 40 principal tutors from various nursing schools in the country to have a spot check on service delivery at Chilenje Level One Hospital.

Dr. Chilufya urged health workers to improve attitude towards their clients.

He said the tour of the facility will help the tutor to appreciate areas that need improvement in nursing care.

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    • My interpretation of this behaviour by doctors is that it’s a not-so-subtle way of saying “endure it, you asked for it through your conduct. Don’t blame us”.

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    • Zimbabwe is worse hit by load shedding. But they do not load shed hospital.
      For those of you that continue to deny the incompetence and greed of PF, just take a moment to take this in.
      As I always say, just because you are not affected by the suffering of the many must not blind you to reality. This is not about HH and ECL. Its much bigger. Its about Zambia. We must learn to be objective and call out wrong. This could easily be your relatives. Those of you on this blog that are close to thosr in power must have the heart and courage to raise these issues with them instead of being cawards like you are

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    • Elo filekana na ma donations of genset. There is a donation of a genset that has been rejected by the dogs. Ifipuba emashilu, why are these dogs politicizing every good deed from the opposition? Do Hospitals know politics? Do pregnant mothers wait for politics to deliver? Eco balemyebela ati imbwa elyo mulefulwa, it is actually dogs and other animals that don’t think. Why are you sacrificing innocent lives with an *****ic pride?

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    • The sad reality is that the majority suffering almost always sway the vote in favor of the heartless and incompetent leaders we have running the national affairs. Dr. Chitalu Chilufya is obviously not taking the concern of the affected in the high density areas seriously regarding health services amidst load shedding. Dr Chitalu Chilufya is on a winding tangent of “government will endeavor” in response when he should be addressing the issue with urgency! It’s about people who need to have sustained uninterrupted medical attention with or without load shedding every time need arises and not shut down of clinics or being turned away! It’s not about what government is committed to in the long term! Dr. Chilufya stop politicking with health matters!

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    • Vote for a clueless, corrupt guy, this is what you get. Clueless Lungu told you openly that he had no vision. And yet you voted for him. What does that say about you? What do you want the man to do? He doesn’t know what to do. He has no plans, no vision for the country, nor does he even have a clue how to end this load shedding. He has no trust in the medical facilities in the country. That’s why him and his minions run to South Africa, India or some other countries for their medical needs. And yet you’ll be voting for this clueless clown again in 2021. What a shame.

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  1. Despite your many flaws your approach to national issues is more mature than ETC (Mwinshi lumbulwa), not being defensive.

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  2. Instead of paying mid term gratuity use the money to buy gensets. But again the rate of turnover of Government assets is very high due to negligence and corruption. Negligence because govt workers don’t care, corruption because substandard items are bought at inflated prices. Most institutions received gensets from Chituwo not long ago, were are they?

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  3. BOSS,WHERE IS THE CASH U HAVE STOLEN FROM THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH WITH YOUR PS? U CAN NEVER BE MOTIVATED WHEN YOUR NEEDS ARE NOT MEET. HOW WOULD U BE MOTIVATED WHEN NURSES AND DRS EMPLOYED RECENTLY ARE NOT PAID. BUSY TAVELLING AND STEALING? IN THIS PF GOVT THEY IS NO OPENESS. CHILUBA WAS CORRUPT BUT WITH THESE KAYA IT IS MORE THAN CANCER.

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    • And we comment any wrongdoings on your worshiped coward leader at state house, we get insults. People are dying, no electricity, no jobs, no meals, no housing, no education, no hope, and yet the monkey is traveling all around the world at the expense of the poor people. Where is the Army to take this dog at of state house since the vote has failed as he rigs the elections

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  4. New Nurses still not on Payroll, despite President Lungu’s directive to hire them 4 months ago
    There is growing frustration among newly recruited nurses in the country due to delays by the government to put them on the payroll.
    On President Edgar Lungu’s directive, the Ministry of Health four months ago employed 3,000 nurses who have been deployed countrywide.

    However, four months since their deployment, the nurses have not been put on the payroll resulting in some of the leaving their work stations.

    Information gathered has also revealed that some nurses have been advised by their supervisors to go back home and report back for work when they are put on the payroll.

    And some nurses talked to have lamented that life has been difficult the last four months as they cannot but…

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  5. JUST DUNUNA & ENJOY THE MIGHTY P.F!!
    P.F is forever delivering poverty, hunger, loadshedding, unclean water, /sanitation, no medicines in hospitals, cholera e.t.c, whilst they acquire 48 Mysterious luxury flats for themselves, & P.F officials like Chitalu Chilifya get rich beyond their wildest dreams. Enjoy “unprecedented sontapo”!!
    HOPEFULLY ONE DAY SOON, YOUR BRAINS WILL FINALLY SEE THE LIGHT!

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  6. In future which is now, all clinics and hospitals connected to the ZESCO grid should have backup solar power.
    It should be factored in next years budget.

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  7. The many who are poor will not spare the few who are rich when crunch time comes. Please, please, PF guys and those who can listen (and hear): TAKE CARE OF YOUR PEOPLE. Namuuzyani neo.

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  8. I think people should protest against this behaviour by govt. In my opinion, this is worse than what is happening in south Africa. This govt is killing its own people!!!

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  9. Change of leadership is inevitable. You will talk, they will not listen
    They are now tired and now content with their harvest
    But remember to take caution now. Some of these people elected show true colors
    When they are inaugurated in sensitive offices
    As for now from comments so far read indicate dissatisfaction of performance of the authority .
    We are yet to see more failures as long as they maintain offices:non-payment of terminal benefits to pensioners, deceased, retirees ,delayed salaries:poor priority settings,impulsive way of decision making, poor decisions,non-availability of essential medicines and equipment in most hospitals,poor management of staff matters In GRZ (government jobs) and private companies
    rigidity and Intimidations is the order of the day now…

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    • If the same energy used to march against SA and trashing their business is used to nonsense like this, Zambia would have been a first world country.

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  10. can someone tell dora slit what is happening in lusaka at that clinic a similar situation like the chawama.if you cant see sense in what hh was and is trying to do then you are dead. this is the reason you will be arrested after your term. sadly the longer you stay the more serious crimes you will commit in those offices.

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