Government says it will strengthen its policy to partner with private health institutions to train more health care personnel in the country.
Health Deputy Minister Chitalu Chilufya said this when he officiated at the graduation ceremony of hundred and fifty five graduates consisting nurses and midwives for three private health institutions in Lusaka today.
Dr Chilufya expressed happiness that private schools have responded to government’s strategic plan of ensuring that the country has adequate and qualified healthcare providers.
The Deputy Minister urged the private schools to consider opening more training centres across the country.
He has appealed to all sectors of society to respect the rights of health workers because violating their rights will not be condoned.
Lusaka Nursing Institute Director Bright Chela appealed to government to help the private colleges address the many challenges that they are facing.
Meanwhile Nursing Council of Zambia Registrar Universe Mulenga noted that the development will improve provision of healthcare service delivery in the country.
The ceremony is the second combined graduation ceremony for three private nursing schools in Lusaka involving Dovecot School of Nursing, Lusaka Health Institute and Lusaka Nursing School.