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Ndola Teaching Hospital denies charging for Covid-19 tests

Management at Ndola Teaching Hospital has refuted claims by some members of the public that the health institution is charging citizens for Covid-19 tests. Ndola Teaching Hospital Medical Superintendent Joseph Musowoya said testing for Covid-19 is free for...

Zambia records 1,264 new Covid 19 cases from 10, 523 Tests in the last 24 hours

Zambia has in the last 24 hours recorded 1,264 new Covid 19 cases out of the 10 Thousand Five Hundred and 23 tests carried out across the country. Health Minister Jonas Chanda said that the country has also recorded 12...

Bauleni mini hospital set as COVID-19 isolation centre

The Lusaka District Health Office has reactivated Bauleni Mini Hospital as a COVID-19 centre for patients with mild symptoms who cannot self-isolate. Speaking during the COVID-19 Multi-Sectoral Response virtual meeting, Lusaka District Health Officer Rhoda Mkandawire said that Bauleni Mini...

North-western province requires 30,000 blood units annually

The Zambia National Blood Transfusion Services (ZNBTS) has expressed optimism that North-western province will be self-sustainable in terms of blood banks. ZNBTS Northern Regional Director Masiku Phiri said he was hopeful that the province will reach zero stock...

Ministry of Health to revise COVID-19 testing strategy

The Ministry of Health says it is revising the COVID-19 testing strategy due to the increase in the numbers, in geographical and community spread of the disease. Minister of Health Jonas Chanda has explained that the revision in the strategy...

Multi-sectoral enforcement of anti-Covid-19 measures key – Ministry of Health

As Zambia continues to witness a spike in cases of Coronavirus disease, the Minister of Health has called for multi-sectoral enforcement of public health guidelines. Dr Chanda has also encouraged the use of additional local home-based and traditional remedies to...

Lusaka records spike in diarrhoeal cases

Lusaka Province has reported a spike in non-bloody diarrhoeal cases with over 1,000 recorded from October to December 2020. And a public health specialist from the Provincial Health Office, Bushimbwa Tambatamba has attributed the increase in diarrhoeal cases to poor...

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...

Suspend Honeybee Licences For Professional Misconduct-Mucheleka

The UPND has called on Health Professionals Council of Zambia (HPCZ) and the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to institute investigations Honeybee Pharmaceuticals and Honeybee Pharmacy saga and subsequently suspend the licences of the two sister entities for professional misconduct. In a...

Covid-19 causes mental health challenges-Psychiatrist

University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Psychiatrist Registrar Naeem Dalal has revealed that there is a direct and indirect impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) outbreak on people’s mental health wellbeing. Dr. Dalal explained that both the adults and young ones are...
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ZCCM-IH has the capacity to efficiently operate Mopani Copper Mines-IDC

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has said ZCCM-IH has the capacity to efficiently operate Mopani Copper Mines. According to the...
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