LUSAKA residents have raised concerns over the way some health workers at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital are conducting themselves when carrying out their duties.
Loveness Chingwasa of Kalingalinga Township in Lusaka said she has been a victim of the alleged poor service that some health workers at Levy Mwananwasa Hospital are offering to the people.
“I was among the people that waited for the gate to open for us to go and see our patients, we had gone early so that we can go in first but the gates were opened very late and the administration did not even give us extra time to cover up for the time we spent waiting outside,” Ms Chingwasa said. She claimed that time management was not the only thing that the health institution was bad at but also their attitudes do not match that of health practitioners who are responsible for taking care of the health of people in the country.
“They carry out their duties like they are being forced and not like people who want to offer a service to the nation,’’ Ms. Chingwasa said. She said during the night the workers who were supposed to be working were nowhere to be seen for they spent nights sleeping in different rooms far from the wards.
She said many patients who did not have anybody to watch over them at night suffered greatly for they were always left alone with no one to attend to them during the night.
Ms. Chingwasa said the Ministry of Health should look into the matter so that the behaviour of the health workers did not lead to calamities in the end.
Some residents of Linda township have also raised similar concern on the performance of the health workers at Linda clinic.
But Deputy Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya has said the ministry has not received any complaints regarding the misconduct at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital and Linda Clinic.
Dr. Chilufya said the Ministry of Health was committed to delivering the best health services to the people of Zambia.
‘’As a ministry our main objective is to ensure that the people get the best health services and if the opposite happens, we investigate until we get to the bottom of the problem,” he said.