Nurses, midwives mourn Sata

Nurses and midwives in the country have joined the nation in mourning the untimely death of the Republican President Michael Sata.

Zambia Union of Nurses Organisation (ZUNO) president Thom Yung’ana said his organization had learnt of the Republican President’s death with deep shock, sorrow and regret.

Mr Yung’ana said President Sata’s death had come at a time when the health sector in the country needed his unequalled wisdom and guidance considering the numerous challenges associated with Zambia’s desire to contribute to the attainment of the Universal Health Coverage.

“Among progressive initiatives President Sata shall be remembered for, includes his desire to enhance quantity and quality of health services to all Zambians, by embarking on a project to construct 650 health posts and upgrading of the University Teaching Hospital, Ndola Central Hospital, Kitwe Central Hospital and Livingstone General Hospital to super specialty standard hospitals,” said Mr Yung’ana.

Mr Yung’ana conveyed his message of condolences to the first family, Government and the nation as a whole, and urged all Zambians to mourn the late president with honour and dignity.

“I also appeal to the nation to mourn our dear departed President with honour and dignity so that we can preserve the peace that Zambia has enjoyed for 50 years since independence,” Mr Yung’ana said.