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We have to restore public confidence in our public health system-Dr Chanda

Health We have to restore public confidence in our public health system-Dr Chanda

Newly appointed Health Minister Dr. Jonas Chanda says his main task will be to restore public confidence in the country’s health system.

Dr. Chanda said he will begin to reassure key stakeholders in the health sector as he begins his new role as Health Minister.

He said Zambia today faces a number of health challenges that need addressing.

“I want to thank His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu for entrusting me with the huge and challenging responsibilities as Minister of Health, barely 5 months after appointing me as Minister of Water Development, Sanitation and Environmental Protection,” Dr. Chanda said.

“Our country is faced with a serious second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to a huge disease burden of other communicable and non-communicable diseases,” he said.

“We also have to restore people’s confidence in the public health system, reassure key stakeholders, and support our qualified health care professionals to deliver quality health services to our people.”

61 COMMENTS

  1. Pasopo! noti ifyama fisakanwa nakaboli. Propose ONLY certified companies to supply Drugs. Institute a Health Board to be an overseer of all pharmaceutical procurements. On a bigger picture going foward, lets bring Govt stores into the loop for common drugs production such as BP, Diabetic, Pain killers including Malaria drugs. Through your office, recommend funding for a research center for Center Disease and poison control.

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  2. Dr Jonas Chanda looks like the type of person I can hit it off with. But wht he wishes for will take years to build. We hv not yet recovered from the Kapoko damage and now the HoneyBee scandal again!

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  3. You fcukers are all the same, wasn’t your brother fired for stealing money at the post office…. thought so…. yet another corrupt tainted peace of sh1t and your other sh1t brother a lair for Pathetic F0000ls

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  4. The question is why should you guys restore confidence in everything as if its a new government…answer is appalling leadership under the current President who is inept.

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  5. The question is why should you guys restore confidence in everything as if its a new government…answer is appalling leadership under La7y Lungu who is inept.

  6. You are working with thieves sir, so it will be difficulty for you do your job well. I would have rejected the appointment on moral grounds otherwise very soon you will bomba mwibala especially towards August

  7. Defraud is defined as to use illegal means or deception to trick someone, usually to obtain money.

    these guys wanted to trick the nation by supplying defective medical materials. how dare they dared to to do that to zambians.

  8. They are all trained to look very humble when they enter office.

    Anyway, let us fire the entire PF and never let them anywhere near our coffers ever again.

    Can Lungu now tell the nation who was behind the gassing of citizens?

    If Lungu stays quiet, we will assume the gassers are still serving.

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  9. We thank you and have the confidence in you. We wish you well as you begin a new chapter and face a new challenge.

    Lusaka times continue moderating that imbeclle tarino. F00lishness should be moderated

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  10. Don’t think that Chitalu Chilufya was a bad man, he was just compromised by the system. He’s now been sacrificed because of his ambition to challenge Edgar. The best you can do is resist the temptations which are many

  11. The damage done to Zambians is so huge that only change of national leadership can bring back confidence within and international partners.
    Dr Chanda is cut from the same rotting PF government nothing will change.

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  12. Restore public confidence under this Government??………What a pipedream! Kuyabele, and Dr. Chanda you only have 4 months in that office before you are dissolved. We lost confidence in this Government a long time ago

  13. People are scared of losing loved ones due to deadly diseases. The country needs a strong health system and more medicines. Hope Dr. Chanda gets success in building a better health system for Zambians.

  14. President Lungu’s intention to appoint Dr. Chanda as a health minister is to provide, modify, and increase better health facilities to Zambians.

  15. Our President is aware of our requirements, he cannot let his people face a serious health crisis. He appointed a new health minister for valid reasons.

  16. Before joining politics, Dr. Chanda worked as a physician. And he studied for a BSc in human biology and earnt an MBChB in medicine and surgery. He has rich experience of working on public health schemes of various countries. He will definitely deliver.

  17. No doubt, President Lungu provided health facilities in every province, clean drinking water in rural areas, etc. And, our health system was also upgraded in a better way as compared with a few years back. But still, Zambia needs to address deadly diseases.

  18. His Excellency replaces the ministers if he didn’t notice major development changes. Remember, the same way he appointed Christopher Mvunga as a new governor of BOZ, and a few days back we heard that BOZ purchased 47 kilograms of Gold. President Lungu is the best!

  19. Dr Chanda has been one of the most hardworking MPs, why did ECL sideline him all these years. Was it his level of integrity he was not comfortable with. Now that the pockets are full, he has started bringing in cleaner leaders and getting rid of the dirty ones.

  20. You need to reintroduce the integrated treatment guidelines and seek the counsel of those who served MOH between 1991 to 2006 as managers of the health system. Just have respect for elders in the health systems . This time your system has no respect for seniors and so it has been left to mess itself up

  21. Dr Chanda prove me wrong. All politicians are corrupt. I don’t think any of them join politics to serve the people. They join to fatten their income

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