—-The University Teaching Hospital (UTH) management says it is committed to transform the institution into a high level cost facility.
Speaking during the handover of the nearly renovated surgical Ward E21, UTH Managing Director Luckson Kasonka recalled that prior to the renovation works Ward E21was in a deplorable state.
Dr Kasonka said the deplorable state of the surgical ward prompted management to engage a Zambian based contractor to carry out renovation works and serve the ward from further decay.
He disclosed that the institution spent 800 million kwacha rebased on all the repair works done on the surgical ward.
Dr Kasonka explained that lack of constant maintenance contributed to the degradation of the ward.
He stated that UTH management has since embarked on an ambitious programme to give the institution a new look.
Dr Kasonka said management was not pleased with the state of some wards hence the move to carry out major renovation works in the surgical block.
He said management wants to give the Zambian patients a better improved hospital offering quality service.
And the contractor ONDA construction Limited Managing Director Dickson Tembo saluted management for engaging a Zambian firm to carry out the repair works.