Govt to intensify health care provision

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Govt to intensify health care provision

Lusaka, January1,2015,ZANIS—Government says it will remain committed to intensifying the provision of health care services to Zambians regardless of their status in society.


Defence and Justice Minister Edgar Lungu says there is need for the community to be equipped with necessary health information that will help deliver effective health services to the people.


Speaking after donating assorted goods to patients at Mina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka today, Mr. Lungu said government recognizes the Army’s contribution in the health sector.


He encouraged the patients to remain positive and hopeful for quick recovery adding that his visit was a reminder that they were cared for.


Mr. Lungu who is also Patriotic Front (PF) aspiring presidential candidate advised the medical personnel and the members of the public to have routine medical check-ups so as to maintain their health.


Meanwhile, Mr. Lungu also donated assorted goods to new year babies at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka.


UTH has this year recorded 23 new year babies with 10 being female and 13 boys.


Mr. Lungu who was accompanied by his wife Esther encouraged the mothers to unite with their spouses in raising the babies.


And Mrs. Lungu emphasized the need for mothers to breast feed their babies as advised by the medical personnel.


She urged the women to strive in taking care of their girl children and to protect them from defilement.


Mrs. Lungu later visited Bauleni, Mtendere, Chipata and Chawama health centres where she gave gift hampers to newly born babies.


She congratulated the mothers and asked them to seek Gods guidance on how to raise responsible citizens of the nation.