Government has refuted claims by the Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) that it has neglected hospices in the country.
Chief Government spokesperson, Kennedy Sakeni, said contrary to the ZDDM assertions, government has set aside KR 1 million to assist hospices country wide in the provision of quality health care to the people.
In a statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today, Mr Sakeni said the move has been taken because government, through the Ministry of Health, values the important contribution hospices are making in the provision of health care services in the country.
Mr Sakeni stated that arrangements have been made to disburse the money through the Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ) to the hospices.
He noted that it is, therefore, misleading for Zambia Direct Democracy Movement (ZDDM) vice president Charles Kafumbo to accuse government of neglecting hospices.
Mr Sakeni said government reaffirms its commitment to working with all stake holders in taking quality health care as close to the people as possible.