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Kapwepwe community to build maternity wing

  THE people of Kapwepwe ward in Matero constituency will not wait for Government to come to their aid all the time but will embark on building a maternity wing at Lilanda clinic on their own with the help of the private sector. Patriotic Front (PF) Kapwepwe 25 councillor Patrick Salubusa said in an interview […]

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K13.7m ARVs expired

  ANTI-Retroviral and other drugs worth K13,750,821 procured by the Ministry of Health have expired and a board of survey has since been constituted to dispose of the drugs, permanent secretary Peter Mwaba told the Parliamentary Accounts Committee yesterday. The committee also interrogated the health permanent secretary over undelivered medical equipment worth K22,701,785 despite the […]

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No expired ARVs in the country – Dr Chilufya

  GOVERNMENT has never procured expired Antiretroviral Drugs (ARVs) as previously reported in the media, Health Minister Chitalu Chilifya told Parliament yesterday. Responding to a question raised by Luena Member of Parliament David Kundoti, who wanted clarification on media reports that Government had procured expired ARVs, Dr Chilufya said the Patriotic Front (PF) government under […]

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‘Dirty’ Levy hospital riles patients

  PATIENTS receiving medical attention from Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital in Lusaka are not happy with levels of hygiene at the referral hospital and have since called on the authorities to address the matter with urgency. Speaking to the Daily Nation, Mr Justin Kabwe a patient said the hospital was very dirty citing the casualty […]

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Minister Chitalu blasts negligent UTH nurses

  UNIVERSITY Teaching Hospital nurses were yesterday blasted by Health Minister Chilufya Chitalu for lack of courtesy towards patients and negligence after a woman was forced to give birth on the floor of the hospital’s reception on Saturday. Dr Chilufya said bad attitudes towards patients did not reflect Ministry of Health’s values and he  directed […]

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Lusaka $355m sanitation, water project on course

THE US$355 million water and sanitation project by the Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company (LWSC) in surrounding townships is progressing well, says public relations manager Topsy Sikalinda Mr Sikalinda said there had been continuous reports of water shortages in the areas where construction works were taking place. The project which was funded by the United […]

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11 million Zambians risk contracting   Elephantiasis

  By Nation Reporter ABOUT eleven million Zambians are at risk of contracting the deadly Elephantiasis disease, an ailment that causes extreme swelling in arms and legs if nothing is done by government, Parliament heard yesterday. Elephantiasis refers to a parasitic infection that causes extreme swelling in the arms and legs. The disease is caused […]

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Govt to beef up staff at Lusaka health centres

  THE Ministry of Health is working hard to address all the challenges affecting the health sector like shortage of personnel at some health centres. Responding to complaints from some Lusaka residents that some clinics do not have enough manpower to attend to patients, Lusaka provincial medical officer Kennedy Malama said the ministry is dedicated […]

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Lusaka Lions Club members commemorate World Sight Day

LUSAKA Lions Club members commemorated the World sight week by offering members of the general public free eye care specialist help as well as free medical checkups for various ailments. A check yesterday, at Chawama Clinic and David Emmett Centre, of the Children International Zambia members of the public from different walks of life and […]

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Shortage of health staff irks residents

  CONCERNED Lusaka residents have bemoaned the alleged poor services at some clinics in different parts of the city which include shortage of health personnel, drugs and equipment. They have also complained at what they say was the negative attitude by some health personnel towards patients and the closing of clinics before 18:00 hours, among […]

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