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Sunday, January 19, 2020

There is no shortage of drugs, it’s just propaganda-Health Minister

Health There is no shortage of drugs, it's just propaganda-Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya in the company of Muchinga Province Minister Malozo Sichone and Chinsali Lawmaker Kalalwe Mukosa inpecting the works at the newly built Chinsali General Hospital
Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya has embarked on a countrywide random tour to check on service delivery and also check on the availability of medicine in hospitals and clinics.

Dr. Chilufya was speaking at Nchanga North Clinic in Chingola.

He has emphasized that the health sector is a sensitive sector that should not be used for political games.

Dr. Chilufya has urged the media to verify with the Ministry of Health about the alleged shortage of medicines to avoid tension amongst Zambians.

He said the assumption that there no medicines in Zambia is pure propaganda as the Government has enough.

On Tuesday, two Pharmacist in Lusaka has been suspended by the Ministry of Health for issuing prescriptions to patients under the pretext that they are no drugs at the hospitals at which they operate.

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20 COMMENTS

  1. This is what’s annoying, Chitalu Chilufya’s insistence that there’s medicine in the clinics. Since he’s on the Copperbelt, I challenge him to get to Radio Icengelo and get the recording of the Helpline Program for the past 10 Sundays and hear what’s coming from the community. All Kitwe Clinics don’t have Under 5 and antenatal cards, they don’t have medicines. So who’s playing politics. Chilufya is the worst Health Minister ever!

  2. This is one.hater who will need to answer questions.is issuing a prescriptions.grounds enough to suspend civil servant? The moment of.reckoning.is approaching ! We know.those.personnel suspended.are Tongas or Lozis or north.westerners. you are the worst.hater

  3. Which time of reckoning is coming? You people who think Hichlema will win in 2021 really amaze me. So if all Tongas and Lozis vote for he will win? Don’t call others haters when you Tongas are the best haters! I can see a lot of people dying from hypertension in 2021! Given power you can behave very fun as you already do! Tongas are very fun people to work with! If given power they would want to make Tonga the national language! That’s how fun they are! When Zambians unfortunately, voted for Mazoka in 2001, language changed at the UPND headquarters! Everybody had to speak Tonga! Fortunately one Frederick Chiluba saved the nation from that chaos and made sure Mwanawasa won! That was close! So Zambians don’t be cheated, Hichilema is the worst you can ever think of ruling you! Don’t even…

  4. Only Panji Kaunda can come and save us from this chaos we are in. All the others are just useless, selfish individuals!

  5. A working government that takes medical health seriously. Of course we in OP knew these were fake news and propaganda funded by a well known opposition evil force. In 2021 I personally will not sleep until we finally get rid of this party.i am now aiming for 70 percent share of the votes.kz

  6. A working government that takes medical health seriously. Of course we in OP knew these were fake news and propaganda funded by a well known opposition party e. In 2021 I personally will not sleep until we finally get rid of this party.i am now aiming for 70 percent share of the votes.kz

    • I will also work tirelessly to ensure the whole PF government is retired in national interest in 2021. No one from the PF thieving government will be allowed to cross over just to keep jobs, it’s high time parties that form government employed people dedicated to service and not dedicated to theft and plunder. It’s time these parties employed competent and qualified people in strategic positions and not caders or bululus for appeasement purposes. We do not need a lazy and visionless government that thinks you can run a country aimlessly and reap good results for growth and developmental purposes.

  7. This is not propaganda. Its very painful when our officials make such statements when in actual fact the situation on the ground is different. On 1st of January we lost a nephew in Kitwe (Central hospital). Tests had to be conducted at a private Lab and all medication we had to look for money to go and buy from pharmacies. If all this was done inhouse we could not have lost so much time and the gentleman would probably be alive today. Its easy to make comments until the reality affects those close to you.

  8. The day you start going to these hospitals ..you will know what is actually going on. For those of us who use these facilities can attest, there truly isnt adequate medication in the hospitals. Sometime even panado is unavailable. AS citizens we should push for an act that will coerce all MPS to undergo medical treatment from within at govt hospitals. That’s the only way things will improve

  9. Hooo, Please! just be quiet if you have nothing to say! mr. chitalu chiufya don’t say things to please the president or to please human being, work so that you can please GOD THE ALMIGHTY . I KNOW, WHEN YOU YOURSELF GO TO THE CLINICS OR HOSPITAL THEY WILL PRETEND AS IF EVERYTHING IS THERE, NEVER HON. THE GET THE DRUGS FROM HOSPITALS AND CLINICS AND SELL THEM IN THEIR DRUGS STORES , THESE SELFISH AND HEARTLESS PEOPLE YOU GIVE JOBS THE DON’T CONSIDER HUMAN LIFE AT ALL. GO TO CHIPATA LEVER 1 HOSPITAL AND YOU KNOW WHAT AM TALKING ABOUT. NOT EVEN PANADO IS THEIR AND YOU ARE BUSY SAYING YOU HAVE ENOUGH DRUGS ,NO, NOT AT ALL . SEND YOUR RELATIVE THEIR AND YOU SEE IF SHE/HE WILL COME OUT FROM THERE WITH ANYTHING. NOTE THAT IT’S NOT ONLY AT CHIPATA LEVEL 1 EVEN IN THESE OTHER HEALTH CANTERS…

  10. From Mobile Hospitals To Mobile Medicines.
    The Headline should read, “Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya has embarked on a countrywide random tour to check on service delivery and take MOBILE MEDICINE in hospitals and clinics.
    THIS IS SO, BECAUSE THE MEDICINE Dr. Chitalu Chilufya found at Clinic one health Center in Chingola was brought there 2 hours before he Dr. Chitalu Chilufya alived at the clinic by the Chingola District Health Board”.
    we the community have remained shocked upto this day that people can be so easily deceived by fellow men.
    let me emphasize that the health sector is a sensitive sector that should not be used for political games by those in power and play with the feelings of the people of Chingola.
    My house is 10 meters away from the clinic where the minister…

  11. it’s very easy to loose your own supporters like this. Am so sure those that have been affected will now doubt the government even though they loved it. Am so sure that so many are in chemists buying drugs right now. The is wisdom in keeping quiet.

  12. The problem is the generalisation that there are no drugs. How come hospitals are not closing. It is not right if one drug is out of stock then hospitals have no drugs. Let’s be specific in reporting which drug is out of stock. Once we become specific the situation will become clearer.

  13. Minister try to be honest sometimes.i went to visit someone in lundazi general hospital she didn’t get medicine we bought

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