THE gents toilet next to a laboratory at Lusaka’s Levy Mwanawasa Hospital is a shame as men use it in full view of other people outside the building, says former deputy minister of Transport and Communication Alfred Ndhlovu.
Mr Ndhlovu expressed concern over what he termed poor service delivery by the hospital, especially at the laboratory building.
“The gent’s toilet just next to the laboratory is a shame as gentlemen have to use it in full view of other people at the window. You need to correct the situation in the best interest of all men who use the facility,”he said
He also lamented that it was unacceptable for patients to be served from the window because it was uncivilized way of doing things.
“Serving patients from the window to access laboratory services is derogatory; it must be stopped forthwith. That window at the hospital is not designed for that purpose,” Mr. Ndhlovu said.
He said patients were supposed to be respected as they paid fees to access the service, stating that the Zambian culture did not allow people to be served from the window.
“The toilet is a shame, the situation needs to be corrected in the best interest of all men who use that facility, this too breaches our culture as a people,” he said.
Mr. Ndhlovu urged the management at the hospital to create parking space for patients as all the packing space was designated to staff only.
“The car park is all labelled for use only by the staff and patients have to park outside the hospitals fence; in fact it is supposed to be staff who must park their private cars outside, after all, they are there for 8 hours every day,” he said.