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Construction of the Lusaka specialised hospital have been completed-Health Minister

Health Construction of the Lusaka specialised hospital have been completed-Health Minister

Construction of the Lusaka specialised hospital have been completed and President Edgar Lungu is expected to commission the facility this month.

Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says the 40 million United States Dollar project is one of the six that has been constructed and will offer specialist medical services such as cardiac and other related cases.

Dr. Chilufya says the Lusaka specialised hospital will enable the country to save resources as opposed to where most patients would be evacuated outside the country to seek specialised medical services.

He said this shortly after conducting a detailed check-up on the state-of-the-art installation, at the first ever 160 bed capacity specialist hospital in the country.

Dr. Chilufyasaid this is part of the transformational agenda which is being spearheaded by the Patriotic Front Government under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.

And consultant Cardiac Surgeon Chileshe Mutema said the Lusaka specialist hospital will enable medical personnel to carry out all kinds of operations.

Meanwhile, Chief Biomedical Scientist Joseph Mwewa said the hospital has unique laboratory equipment that will see various tests conducted within the health facility.

Mr. Mwewa said this will also reduce the waiting time for results, further stating that soon the institution will join in conducting tests for Covid-19.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says there is evidence of re-infection among people who have recovered from Covid-19. Dr. Chilufya says Covid-19 survivors are not immune to re-infection, hence the need for them to protect themselves from the virus.

Speaking during the routine updates on Covid -19 in Lusaka today, the Health Minister said 116 cases of Covid-19 have been detected in the last 24 hours. Dr. Chilufya said the cases are from 1,400 tests conducted in Lusaka, Chadiza and Ndola.

He said 42 patients are admitted to health facilities, with 30 at Levy Mwanawasa isolation centre. Dr. Chilufya said 20 of the patients at Levy Mwanawasa isolation centre are on oxygen therapy. He further said 12 patients are admitted in other parts of the country and that four are on oxygen therapy. 10 patients have been discharged and no mortalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours.

And Lusaka Town Clerk, Alex Mwansa said a reduction in Brought in Dead was observed the past week.

17 COMMENTS

  1. Soon the hospital will be infested with rats, cockroaches , lice and bedbugs ,, like most hospitals in the nation where even the State house is infested with Koswe mumpoto

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  2. Soon the newly constructed hospital will be infested with rats, cockroaches , lice and bedbugs ,, like most hospitals in the nation where even the State house is infested with ba K o s w e m u m p o t o

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  3. Soon the newly constructed hospital will be infested with rats, c o c k r o a c h e s , lice and bedbugs ,, like most hospitals in the nation where even the State house is infested with ba K o s w e m u m p o t o

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  4. Soon the newly constructed hospital will be infested with rats, c o c k r o a c h e s , lice and bedbugs ,, like most hospitals in the nation where even the State house is infested na ba……………… K o s w e ………..m u m p o t o!!

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  5. Soon the newly constructed hospital will be infested with rats, c o c k r o a c h e s , lice and bedbugs ,, like most hospitals in the nation where even the State house is infested with na ba………………. K o s w e ……………….m u m p o t o!

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  6. It was President Lungu who betrayed Rusesabagina by handing him over to Paul Kagame. Now just watch this space, this fool has sucked us into the endless Rwandan endless genocide. I hope it’s him alone they come for to teach him a lesson.

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  7. Patients will be asked to bring their own syringes and needles. They will be asked to buy their own x-ray dye. Relatives will wash their clothes and bring them food.

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  8. Its not privatization only. Could we please hear all the other cases as well? We need answers to 48, Mukula, and them all

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  9. This is development. Our president does not sleep to ensure our people a better life. Meanwhile people like hh are busy doing nothing to help the plight of our people and yet stole billions during privatisation.

    I have received various compliments from many women and even some men since I changed my profile picture. Thank you for your compliments and saying that I am handsome. I know i am not a stunning looking man but your kind words are appreciated. Kz

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  10. Does this doctor have to be political about government projects? This is a democracy and people who have been to school should differentiate between politics and nationbuilding, between partisan politics and progress.
    Dr. Chilufya said this is part of the transformational agenda which is being spearheaded by the Patriotic Front Government under the leadership of President Edgar Lungu.

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  11. I love pf they have good policies on infra strature development.iam happy being a cardic patient at UTH I have hope that they surgery IAM waiting for will be done soon.
    I just pray that the president do the commission fast.
    So that cardioloc surgeon chileshe mutema can relocate us and perform some surgeries.
    Thank you,pf and my president Dr lungu.

  12. I have been among a few people who have in the past talked strongly against the so “repatriations” to SA, India, you name it.
    To hear that something has been done now, it makes good reading, therefore, WELL-DONE !! Give credit where its its due, and this case deserves it.

    And yet, you have the regular I.di.ots, who again, are trying to dilute this good news by bringing in the i.dio.tic accusation of HH. So i.dio.tic, that these people are not able to distinguish between GRZ service and what HH as an individual can offer.
    Really sad.

  13. 40 million usd for a hospital hahaha you guys can steal. The should introduce a world cup for stealing….zambia would in the top four with the likes of Nigeria etc

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