Ministry of Health Permanent secretary, Dr Kennedy Malama has strongly cautioned health personnel against pilfering essential drugs.
Dr Malama said any health member of staff found pilfering essential drugs should be brought to book and disciplined accordingly.
Dr Malama said this last night when he addresses senior health personnel at Solwezi general hospital before touring the hospital.
He also advised the medical staff to ensure that they provide quality health services to the people who seek the services at the hospital.
“You know the health sector, focus is now to ensure that we provide health services to the people of Solwezi, but as we do that we should ensure that quality of services”, Dr Malama said.
He also advised the hospital management to always ensure cleanness at the hospital not to wait until senior people visits the institution.
“All we want to see is that resources and monies received from government are translating into better patient care. We do not expect to see shortage of drugs, dirty environment and shortage of food for the patients,” Dr Malama said
He further appealed to the hospital management team to ensure the grants received and other resources translate into better health care service provision to the people.