Give specific complaints on irresponsible health practitioners – Kasonde

HEALTH minister Dr Joseph Kasonde says the ministry needs specific complaints from the general public for it to deal with irresponsible health practitioners.

In an interview after officiating at the Health Professions Council of Zambia and Zanaco Bill Muster launch in Lusaka yesterday, Dr Kasonde said it was saddening that there were so many allegations ‘flying around’ of health practitioners not taking their work seriously.

“There are so many allegations that fly around. But we really need specifics. People should tell us and we are ready all the time to receive reports saying who did what, when, where, and we then take it up”the General Nursing Council and the Health Professions Council are ready to take up these cases. That is the general position. The specific positions, we have to deal with them one by one based on individual merits,” he said.