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Ministry of Health Acknowledges Shortage of Drugs, blames Transition Period

The ministry of health has for the first time acknowledged that there is currently a shortage of essential medicines in hospitals and health centers across the country. Ministry of Health permanent secretary in charge of technical services professor Lackson Kasonka...

Zambia Stops Mass COVID-19 Testing due to Shortage of Test Kits

Health minister Sylvia Masebo has announced that the Ministry of Health has stopped mass covid-19 testing due to a shortage of test kits and only persons with severe symptoms will be tested. Ms. Masebo said that Zambia cannot cope with...

Government insists that priority will be given to health workers currently working as volunteers

The Ministry of Health has maintained that health workers who are currently working as volunteers will be given first priority in the recruitment of the 11,200 health personnel. The Zambia Medical Association last week expressed displeasure over the government's plans...

New Dawn Government will not tolerate corruption in the procurement systems-Masebo

Minister of Health Sylvia T Masebo has warned that the New Dawn Government will not tolerate corruption in the procurement systems at her ministry. Ms. Masebo has acknowledged that procurement is usually marred by corruption not only at the Ministry...

Continued lack of adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures countrywide is a concern-Masebo

Minister of Health Sylvia Masebo has said that she is concerned with the continued lack of adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures countrywide. Ms. Masebo was speaking during the daily COVID-19 update in Kitwe today, where she disclosed that the country...

There is Critical Shortage of Drugs in Public Hospitals and Clinics, PS Kasonka is not telling the truth

New Heritage Party Vice President Samuel Kasankha has challenged the views of Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services, Lackson Kasonka, that there are no shortages of medicine in public hospitals. In a statement released to the media, Mr....

Covid-19 killed over 3,300 people in Zambia last year

3,346 people died in 2021 from COVID-related complications, Health Minister Sylvia Masebo has announced. The death toll was from the 236,958 COVID-19 cases recorded. Ms. Masebo says of the cases recorded, 51 percent were among males and 49 percent among females. 32,949...

Zambia records 3,907 new COVID-19 cases out of 11,925 tests conducted

Zambia has in 24 hours recorded 3,907 new confirmed Covid-19 cases out of the 11,925 tests conducted, reflecting a positivity rate of 33 percent. The cases are spread out in all the 10 provinces of the country, with Copperbelt Province...

Poor turnout for COVID-19 jabs has characterized health centers in Lusaka

Poor turnout has characterized some health centers in Lusaka following the commencement of administering of booster vaccines and vaccination of children aged 12 years and above. A check by Phoenix News at Chelstone and University Of Zambia Health Center found...

South Africa stops Covid -19 contact tracing and quarantine

The South African Department of Health has said all Covid-19 contact tracing should be stopped with immediate effect.This is except where infections are picked up in congregate settings and cluster outbreaks. In an updated memorandum, dated 23 December, the department...
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