The government has established a Post Covid-19 clinic to deal with complications that arise in people who have recovered from the pandemic.
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Lorrita Kabwe says health authorities have learnt of complications that appear among some people who have healed from the pandemic, hence the need to monitor them.
Dr. Kabwe says while the pandemic affects the lungs, heart , diseases which have turned out to be experienced by people who have suffered Covid-19 before.
She says the clinic has been set up at the University Teaching Hospital and only operates on Tuesdays.
Speaking during the Covid-19 briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Dr. Kabwe observed that people who had suffered severe Covid-19 risk suffering post complications.
And, Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya said the clinic has seen 76 people over the post Covid-19 conditions, with only one death being recorded.
Dr. Chilufya said plans of setting up the clinics across the country are underway.
And the Minister has revealed that Zambia has recorded three Covid-19 deaths in Covid facilities in the last 24 hours.
He said the deaths involve a 35-year-old, 58 and 84-year old who a had underlying conditions.
Dr. Chilufya also revealed that the country has in the last 24 hours recorded 67 new Covid-19 cases out of over 1-thousand 1-hundred tests done.
He said while the cases seem to be reduced, patients are getting more sick.
The Minister said the best way to avoid the pandemic is by observing all health guidelines.
And Ministry of Local Government Director Planning Ngoza Munthali expressed concern on the increased non-adherence to health guidelines.
Mrs. Munthali cited markets and bus stations as the main places where health guidelines are not being followed.
Great development by our government. We are always 20 steps ahead. Meanwhile those in diaspora ask any of them if they have ever been tested. And yet they are supposed to be in very advanced countries. Look how well Africa has handled this virus compared to diaspora. Let the westerners swallow pride and seek our advice.
As the cases decline, they become more severe. This is what can be observed all around the world. Our health workers and the government continue to do a commendable job to keep this pandemic in check. Much appreciated.
THERE IS NO NEED FOR A SPECIAL HOSPITAL TO MONITOR COVID19 RECOVEREES – THERE YOU GO AGAIN WANTING TO EAT TAX PAYERS MONEY.
PEOPLE ARE RECOVERING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, ARE YOU GOING TO PUT UP SUCH HOSPITALS EVERYWHERE?
JUST AN ORDINARY WARD AT EACH HOSPITAL CAN BE PUT ASIDE OR CONSTRUCTED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
IYO KWENA UBONGO BWENU BULONAIKA NGA BAMILISHA TU PUSHI AMA CHINESE!!!!
The is no need for building hospitals which will take ages to finish building…
Fix UTH and stop this nonsense of making Covid-19 your cash cow. Schopeti!
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