Thursday, July 18, 2024

Death at Parliament not caused by COVID-19-Ministry of Health

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The Ministry of Health has dispelled reports circulating in some sections of the media that a female health worker at the National Assembly clinic died of Covid 19.

Zambia National Public Health Institute Director Victor Mukonka says the deceased nursing sister who died this week had tested negative for covid-19 after a routine test undertaken on June 26th whose results were confirmed on July 1st 2020.

Professor Mukonka says the deceased died at the University Teaching Hospital after three failed resuscitation attempts following a working diagnosis of pulmonary oedema.

He told ZNBC news in an interview that the deceased had a long-standing history of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and asthma.

Professor Mukonka said the deceased fell ill on Friday July 10th after she complained of feeling tired while on duty but her condition turned worse.

He said the ministry of health is saddened by the untimely death of a committed health worker.

He has sent condolences to the bereaved family and appealed to the media and public to avoid speculations and misinformation.

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  1. Let me repeat – PF caders beat Police in Sesheke
    PF cadres on bus roof tops going to the airport disobeying road safety act
    PF caders assault opposition leader Seun Tembo
    PF caders attack radio stations in Muchinga province
    PF caders attack HH at a radio station in Ndola and HH escapes through the roof top
    PF caders stone helicopter carrying opposition members in Shiwangandu during elections
    PF caders disrupt and grab food from Chibwela mushi ceremony in Chongwe
    PF cader slaps Roan MP Kambwili at parliament
    PF caders in a video insult Kambwilis mother
    PF caders slap Justice Minister Given Lubinda
    PF caders storm Lusaka central police and clobber police officers
    PF cader named in the gassing in Chingola
    PF caders and Police remove HH billboards in Monze before President…

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  2. Just close Parliament. The only reason PF is keeping it open is to try and squeeze in Bill 10 and Mweetwa’s apology. Time has come bane LungWu and PF kuya bebele.

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  3. @Kaizar Zulu, you are master preak. You think you are the best Zambian with a pink backside. Who are you to continue disparaging the opposition and
    so-called diasporans.
    Your crimes are now catching up with you, have you heard of International Criminal Court (ICC) it wont be long.

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  4. Covid-19 is lethal. With increased Covid-19 infections the Speaker of Parliament should adjourn Parliament sine die b4 we have fatalities among the MPs and Parliament Staff. Public Health and conserving life are far more important than Bill 10.Parliament should adjourn forthwith b4 we have death among our MPs and Parliamentary Staff.

  5. How long will they deny? That PF government for you.

    Whats wrong with covid-19 doesn’t it kill? So why denying whilst spend time and money to sensitizing the general public?..

    PF must go!

  6. Ba Mukonka why are u not updating on covid status so that people know where they are.

    Its almost 2wks now.

    Whats wrong with informing the nation the truth.

    People won’t get alarmed but will be informed

  7. @anti kaizar, If as a police station you can be beaten by mere members of public, then you need to rethink your hiring and training strategy. How can people who are meant to protect the country get beaten? It is embarrassing. Those were just disgruntled youths attacking the police. The police need to go for retraining especially so before the elections because it will be worse when upnd lose and attack our country. Sort this mess out ZP

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  8. Sad to learn about the demise of the health practitioner, MHSRIP. I hope we all continue to social distance and avoid crowded areas until this phase passes. Let us also remember to keep washing our hands frequently.

  9. How did we fail to manage Pulmonary Edema? Isn’t this one of the easiest thing to reverse?
    Could it have been interstitial Pneumonia presenting in an atypical fashion given the three Co-morbidities?

  10. We said you opened the economy too soon.

    Govt should not copy Western timing. The pandemic started earlier in other parts of the world before it hits Africa. We should still be in lock down to prevent these wild patterns that are now manifesting.
    Why has the daily reports on covid19 spread stopped? Why talk of new normal before we even effectively locked down? Hon. Lusambo was the only one who appeared to fully understand and take the matter to heart. Everyone was just mouthing. This pandemic was supposed to merely glance Africa and Passover.

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