Solwezi general hospital Medical Superintendent Mathews Ng’ambi has appealed to government through the Ministry of Health-MOH to send more doctors to the health institution.
Dr Ng’ambi said the health institution has been operating on less than 20 percent of the staff establishment with only six out of 27 required doctors.
He said this yesterday when Solwezi Round Table Number 19 donated a fridge and blankets to Lunga children’s ward malnourished section at the hospital valued at K4.3 million.
Dr Ng’ambi said inadequate doctors at the health institution will compromise the provision of health services to the people hence need for urgent attention from government.
Meanwhile Dr Ng’ambi thanked Solwezi Round Table Number 19 for the donation saying it will go a long way in addressing many challenges the children’s ward is facing such as lack of bed linen and proper sanitation.
“Lunga children’s ward has been facing a lot of challenges because it accommodates children with both medical and surgical conditions. The ward has no geysers to provide warm water to the children and the ablution block also leaves much to be desired. We have a situation where only one toilet is operational catering for a population of about 80 to 100 children,” he noted.
Making the donation, Solwezi Round Table Number 19 Chairman Milliot Kazembe said after his organisation identified a lot of needs in the malnourished children’s ward section it saw it fit to donate a few of them.
Mr Kazembe said his organisation intends to adopt the children’s ward in the near future and pledged to support the health institution in addressing many challenges it is facing in its quest to deliver quality health services.