Government’s policy of providing better healthcare facilities for the people has become a reality with the procurement of three CT Scans to be distributed to Eastern, Luapula and the Northern Provinces.
Health deputy minister Chitalu Chilufya said the three high-tech medical kits were a part of the PF Government’s efforts in addressing inadequacies in the health sector such as drugs shortages, vaccinations and human resource provision as well as infrastructure development.
He said the three machines have been dispatched to the provincial general hospitals to improve patient care as well as cut down the cost of service provision for both Government and the people.
“The PF Government is currently working at upgrading the status of the health system in Zambia with some health posts which had seen Chilubula Health Centre in Northern Province being turned into a fully-fledged district hospital.
“With these three CT scans which the Government has procured and are being delivered to Eastern, Luapula and the Northern provinces, it is our hope that Zambians will now have access to specialist treatment closer than has been the case,” he said.
Previously, patients from Luapula, Northern and Eastern provinces were made to travel to Lusaka and Ndola for CT Scan medical examinations, but now people will spend less time and travel short distances to hospitals for improved healthcare services.