Kitwe Central Hospital
Kitwe Central Hospital

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba says the critical shortage of medical supplies in Government hospitals and clinics is distressing. He has called upon the Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya to urgently restock supplies in order to curb unwarranted deaths and pain and suffering.

And Mr. Sinkamba says the National Health Insurance Scheme is a total disaster considering that its implementation has worsened the state of medical supplies in the country instead of improving the situation.

He since called for the repeal of the Act as it is serving no purpose at all.

“For some obvious reason, key Government hospitals and clinics on the Copperbelt have run out of critical medical supplies. This is very distressing. Most deaths we are witnessing in Government hospitals and clinics on the Copperbelt is due to critical shortages of medical supplies. Some of these deaths are clearly unwarranted. It is wrong and distressing to lose precious lives in this manner. And it is uncalled for to subject our people to unwarranted pain and suffering in this manner. We need medical supplies to be restocked immediately.

“I call upon the Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya to urgently dispatch medical supplies to Copperbelt.

“It is certainly no coincidence that critical shortage of medical supplies on the Copperbelt has come about at the time the National Health Insurance Scheme has been introduced. Certainly, this coincidence is a harbinger of worse things to come as a consequence of the scheme.

“When a new scheme is introduced, there must be immediate visibility of benefits or some semblance of benefits. This is totally amiss with introduction of the National Health Insurance Scheme. Our view is that it must be scrapped. It is total failure. Critical shortage of medical supplies on the Copperbelt in Government hospitals and clinics in the last three months following introduction of the scheme is a very good example. This scheme is not serving an purpose at all,” he said

ISSUED BY THE GREEN PARTY MEDIA TEAM
30 OCTOBER, 2019

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t worry, we have a Super Presidential Jet to be proud of,.& we have Wonderful American Fire engines all Money well spent by Ba Chagwa, & his dear Wife.

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    • Sharon…you won’t say anything about people dying in the government hospitals due to lack of medicine? Or should I correctly say due to clueless, visionless Lungu’s incompetence? To you, your dear leader can never do wrong? Shame on you.

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  2. You always make sense each time you come out on National issues I don’t know why we Zambians have failed to appreciate you Sir. you have my vote come 2021

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    • How much is 25kg meal? Load shedding finished? Corruption everywere. Lungu never gave power to the speaker. How is fuel? PF Bandits everywhere in government. All government institutions are corrupt, Ba lungu please please say anything about economy please please.

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    • And yet the solution is staring at us.

      BAN all medical trips abroad by our ministers.

      Then you will see a marked improvement in our hospitals.

      I mean even Mr. Mushimba had to be “evacuated” to RSA when he scratched his arm in that accident in the early hours of the morning (only he knows where he was coming from).

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  3. Dununa Reverse, that what you people voted for, crap.. PFoools a failed govt, a broke govt, a govt without rule of law… with a ka worst president on earth. Jona Meno Meno…. scatter teeth as useless as they come

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    • Prof. Hansoni has written the UN on his University Letterhead stating only a TONGa can be president in Zambia and Zambia will be like the U.S.

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  4. I see this country grinding to a halt very very soon. Lungu and his mafias borrowed money recklessly and spent it on their friends’ ridiculously inflated procurements. They spent $42 million on wheelbarrows but now can not raise the same amount to enable them import electricity. Chitalu Chilufya bought ambulances at $288,000 each but now can not manage to buy basic drugs. Everything is falling apart now, no one can lend them money. If they want to survive , let them start doing grz procurements using the money they stole.

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  5. Peter Ganjaman Sinkamba don’t you know that Chitalu Chilufya and his Permanent Secretaries are lunatics? They’re insisting that there’s medicine and that they are funding institutions when people are being asked to buy everything and suppliers were last paid in May for 1 month supplies. He’s building empty medical hubs. I challenge him to tour all health facilities on the Copperbelt, if he’s man enough

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  6. IN THE PF REGIME IT NORMAL THEY WILL STILL INSIST THAT WE HAVE PLENTY MEDICINES IN HOSPITALS.IT IS NICE THAT A BEMBA HAS SPOKEN BECAUSE IF WAS H.H SUNDA CHANDA COULD HAVE SAID THAT H.H IS BITTER.TRULY OUR HOSPITALS HAVE NO MEDICINES WHILE THE GOVERNMENT IS QUITE BECAUSE THEIR RELATIVES ARE FLOWN ABROAD,I SOMETIMES GET UPSET BECAUSE EVEN OUR FORMER PRESIDENT WHO IS CLOSE TO PRESIDENT LUNGU CAN’T VOICE.HE IS SUCH A USELESS STATES MAN. VIVA OUR BELOVED SINKAMBA YOU TALK SENSE.

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  7. Where are the corrupt PF resident rats of LT …….citizen, kudos , njimbu , fwanya and UTH toilet cleaner Sharon ?

    On critical issues they take cover ….let look at any article with HHs face , I know they will be there ……….

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  8. And the government is entertaining IVF training for doctors. I hope prospective patients will think twice before undergoing these procedures, there will be no money to finish a cycle. Chilufya explain the 70% reduction in malaria cases with these findings

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  9. I Cured My Herpes Virus
    I have HSV-1 and I was referred Dr Ahmed through a health blogger site with lot of testimony of him curing diseases and I bought his Herbal medicine and drank it for 21 days with his prescription and I was cured with my HSV result negative Email [email protected] gmail. com  

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  10. PF has no priorities and just a few weeks ago the Minister of health was in France pledging $5.5 million to the Global Fund towards fighting HIV IDS, TB and Malaria. Yet these people have lamentably failed to adequately fund the local healthcare. Just what is the logic behind the pledge in France. How is our govt able to make such pledges when they have failed to honour their electoral promises towards health issues locally. They simply do not care because none of them use the local health facilities anyway.

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  11. One time in the old days hospitals used to have medicines. Doctors prescribed medication and the citizens collected it from the window at the hospitals.
    Then came the habit of theft of everything that was in government coffers from money to medicine. Some Permanent Secretaries even had contracts with government!

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