Govt plans to increase output of health workers

HEALTH minister Dr Joseph Kasonde says his ministry intends to radically increase the output of nurses, doctors, and clinical officers.

And Dr Kasonde says health workers should desist from projecting their personal frustration on patients.

Meanwhile, government has purchased 58 utility vehicles worth over KR10 million for health centres in all the 10 provinces of Zambia.

In an interview, Dr Kasonde said it was evident that there was a shortage of staff in most clinics.

“It is true that the shortage of staff does create tension in those who have to work with a larger number of patients. But we all know that the whole point of being a professional is not to translate personal frustration into the sufferings of those who have nothing to do whatsoever with the cause of that personal frustration. We shall be making it clear to the public what our detailed plans are for a radical increase in the output of these professionals over the next few years,” Dr Kasonde said.