Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Construction of Chipata level-one hospital concluded


Government says it is determined to close the health infrastructure gap by the year 2030. Minister of Health, Jonas Chanda, says this is aimed at improving service delivery to the Zambian people.

Dr Chanda said this is the reason government through corporate partners has been making deliberate steps to upgrading some clinics into first- level hospitals.

ZANIS reports that Dr. Chanda was speaking when he inspected the completed Chipata level-one hospital in Mandevu Consistency of Lusaka today.

“We will do our best to ensure this hospital is operationalized as soon as possible, because the Government has resolved to deliver on its promise of improving health in Zambia,” Dr Chanda stated.

Dr Chanda stressed that President Edgar Lungu is committed to taking quality health care services as close to the families as possible.

Dr Chanda disclosed that the Ministry requested to recruit 30,000 health workers and that so far 28,000 have been employed, adding that the Ministry has since requested the Ministry of Finance and Cabinet to recruit the remainder of 4,000.

Once the hospital is commissioned by President Lungu later this month, there will be a reduction in the number of cases referred to higher level hospitals from the health facility which has a catchment area of 489,000.

Other clinics in Lusaka District, which government has upgraded into level one hospitals include Chipata, Kanyama and Chawama.


  1. Jonas Chanda is the only very hard working minister in the entire PF government, Chitotela is quite innovative too but he has that bad vice tag around him, Vincent Mwale another good guy seems to have slow down a bit in terms of pushing work, Police reform is an unattainable with having the same people who have lowered the standards at the helm especially at ministerial level.

  2. UPND when you win. please get this guy, he is a damn good guy , Jonas Chanda works. very different from other PF TV personalities cum ministers

  3. This should have been done 10 years earlier. The amount of debt should have used to construct new hospitals as well as the vamp existing ones.

    How many doctors and nurses have gone abroad to work. One reason better pay with better quality of life. Thier children also get good education.

    Lungu the thief was busy constructing flyover bridges and roads not forgetting million dollar second hand fire engines.

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