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Medical personnel challenged to take a lead in quality innovations to improve healthcare services

A senior government official has challenged the medical fraternity in Central Province to take a lead in quality innovations in order to improve healthcare services.

 

Central Province Permanent Secretary; Danny Lumbama made this challenge in a speech read on his behalf by Deputy Permanent Secretary; Mark Mankapi during the World Nurses Day celebration held at Civic Centre in Kabwe.

Kabwe is the administrative City of Central Province situated about 140 kilometers from the capital City of Lusaka, Zambia.

 

Mr. Lumbama reminded the medical personnel that it was impossible to have a successful health sector in any country minus their pivotal role.

 

He further stated that nurses were unique in that they trained in both social and biological sciences, and were therefore able to analyse situations, manage patients and generate information, all of which helped to improve the healthcare system.

 

Mr. Lumbama, however, challenged the senior nurses to take keen interest in finding lasting solutions to the complaints made by the public by examining their criticism so as to regain the public’s confidence.

 

At the same event, Zambia Union of Nurses (ZUN) Chairperson Anjelina Malambo informed those gathered that nurses had taken part in community services over the past week.

 

These activities included generally taking care of patients, cleaning, and making donations in various orphanages and hospices in Kabwe.

 

Mrs. Malambo appealed to the Permanent Secretary to assist the nursing organisation in a bid to enable the nurses to continue helping the less privileged people in society.

 

World Nurses Day is an annual event which falls on May 12th, and is internally commemorated.

 

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May 13, 2009 Posted by | News | , , , | Leave a comment