—-University Teaching Hospital (UTH) Managing Director, Lackson Kasonka, has attributed to lack of bed spaces to over use of the beds at the institution.
Dr Kasonka further says there is constant usage of beds at UTH due to the influx of patients from other health institutions who are being referred the institution.
Dr Kasonka was speaking when he received 25 beds, 25 mattresses and other hospital linen to the UTH wortha US $13,000 donation from Huawei Technologies Zambia Limited.
The donation will benefit the institution’s Adult Medical Emergency Unit popularly known as the Filter Clinic.
Dr Kasonka said the number of patients at UTH is ever increasing and called on the private sector to demonstrate their social responsibility by sharing their profits.
He paid gratitude to Huawei firm and called on others to emulate, saying the improvement of the health sector in the country is critical to improving the health of the people.
And Huawei Technologies Zambia Director for Government and Public Affairs, Jacky Zhang, said his company decided to donate to the country’s largest health institution because it is proud to be associated with improving the quality of health of the people.
Mr Zhang noted that China and Zambia enjoy warm and cordial relationship with one another and pledged to donate materials to UTH in the near future.
The donation made today at UTH was witnessed by both hospital staff and Huawei Technologies Zambia officials.
Huawei Technologies is a Telecommunication Company operating in Zambia.