Government committed to partnerships in health sector – Kapaya

LUAPULA Province minister Benson Kapaya says the government is committed to partnering with non-governmental organisations in improving the health sector in the country.

Speaking when he led a team of delegates from Lions Club of Mansa to kick off the fundraising exercise meant for the completion of an eye ward at Mansa General Hospital, Brigadier General Kapaya said he was happy for the Club to take up the challenge of completing the building which had been abandoned for the past 30 years.

He said he was saddened to learn that patients with eye problems were not attended to at Mansa General Hospital due to lack of cardinal facilities such as accommodation space and eye specialists.

“It’s very unfortunate to learn that the hospital of this nature is importing eye specialists from as far as Kitwe.