Government reiterates commitment to bringing health services closer to the people

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–Health deputy Ministry, Chitalu Chilufya, says government’s vision is to ensure that Zambian citizenry access equity and cost effective health services.


Dr Chilufya said this when he toured Kafue district hospital today before proceeding to Southern Province for a tour of health institutions.


Dr Chilufya said the construction of six health posts in Kafue district is one of government’s plans to  increase  the access of primary health care  services to the local community.


He cited primary health care, universal health coverage and human resource development as some of the interventions government has put in place to reduce mortality and maternal death in the country and Kafue district in particular.


The deputy minister added that government has embarked on modernization programme of upgrading some of the district hospitals including Kafue District Hospital, for effective service delivery.


Dr Chilufya has since urged the hospital team to ensure that they end preventable maternal and child death.


He further cautioned the officers at the district hospital to change their attitude and care for the patients and provide improved health quality services.


Speaking earlier, Kafue District Commissioner, Grace Ngulube, expressed gratitude to the First Lady, Christine Kasuba, for spearheading the fight against cancer in the country.


Ms Ngulube said the sensitization of the disease has attracted more women to go for check- ups in the district.


She also thanked the republican president, Michael Chilufya Sata for development taking place in the district.


Meanwhile the district commissioner has appealed to the deputy minister to increase the number of nurses and doctors at the health institution to enable it manage the growing population.