Zambia declares zero tolerance to shortage of essential drugs

Zambian president Edgar Lungu priorities health issues. Photo : Media

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has said government has prioritised sustained availability of essential drugs and medical supplies throughout the country, Lusaka Times reported.

Speaking at the Commissioning of the Regional Medical Hub in Mansa, said Lungu underlined that the Patriotic Front (PF) administration will continue to promote a user-friendly health environment that will enable the community to access essential medicines to every Zambian.

“There is need to construct more health facilities so that it meets the growing population,” said Lungu.

The president also directed the Road Development Agency and Ministry of Infrastructure to work on the road leading to the medical regional hub.

Meanwhile, Health Minister, Chitalu Chilufya said the country is seeing political will in ensuring there is zero tolerance to shortage of medicines and medical supplies.

“The regional medical hub is a demonstration of Governments commitment to enhancing health services,” he said.

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