Ref: Dr Chitalu and Covid.
Its ridiculous! Chilufya Chitalu should be suspended right away! This situation should not have been allowed in the first place. The Ministry of Health should be following the WHO guidance on regulations for the Transportation of infectious substances 2019-2020. Covid 19 samples class as UN3373 – Biological Substances Catagory B.
Infection control, driver and vehicle safety is paramount when transporting Coronavirus samples, drivers have PPE, hands free communication devices, hand sanitisers and bacterial wipes. Should use temperature-controlled vehicles. The vehicles must be equipped to transport critical specimens, with temperatures ranging from – 25 to + 25 Degrees.
Very unethical ministry of health in Zambia.