Chongwe hospital should be upgraded to general hospital-Lambert

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Chongwe hospital should be upgraded to general hospital-Lambert

Lusaka, May 29, ZANIS—Deputy Minister of Health Patrick Chikusu has advised Chongwe hospital workers to take health matters seriously.

Speaking when he toured Chongwe district hospital today, Dr. Chikusu said government was committed to improving quality health care in the health sector countrywide.

He said health workers should be responsible in keeping drugs and should desist from pilfering the same because they are meant for the health institution.

Dr. Chikusu further said health workers should exhibit care for their clients and refrain from arguing with patients.

He was however glad that the hospital has never experienced drug shortages and advised workers to continue serving patients better.

And Lusaka Province Medical Officer Tackson Lambert proposed that Chongwe hospital should be upgraded to a general hospital.

Dr. Lambert said the hospital lacks intensive care units for emergencies, a situation that makes patients access emergency services in Lusaka district.

He observed that since Chongwe was situated on the highway, it was prone to accidents adding that an ICU department will be cardinal to the district.

Dr. Lambert said the ICU will improve the service delivery at Chongwe district hospital once it is put in place.