Government has admitted that Ndola Teaching Hospital on the Copperbelt Province had run out of accessories required to treat people with kidney problems.
Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Technical Services Dr Kennedy Malama revealed that the Ministry had received a report of such as challenge and it is being addressed.
Dr Malama said the Government has acted swiftly to ensure that the said consumables are made available.
He said the number of people suffering from kidney problems is on the increase and has resulted in the increase in demand for such consumables.
Dr Malama said in an interview that the Ministry will be following up on up on Ndola Teaching Hospital to check if they have received all the consumables.
Green Party President Peter Sinkamba last week revealed that Ndola Teaching Hospital had run out of accessories required to treat people with kidney problems.
Mr Sinkamba said he had received information that patients were advised that starting on the 10th July 2020, the Hospital would not have the accessories needed for dialysis.
He says this is now turning to be a national problem as some other Hospitals that have the capability to offer such services do not have the stocks.
“We may see a spike in the number of people dying from renal failure which the Ministry of Health will claim its COVID-19 when they are not providing the necessary requirements to treat renal problems. They are now treating every BID as COVID-19”, he said.