MELODY MUPETA, Kasama
GOVERNMENT has deployed 322 health personnel to Northern Province to mitigate the shortage of medical staff.
Provincial permanent secretary Jobbicks Kalumba said in an interview that the deployment of the health personnel demonstrates Government’s commitment towards the provision of quality health care to citizens.
Dr Kalumba said Government is focused on delivering quality health care services to the people through continued recruitment of health personnel and construction of health facilities countrywide.
“Government has deployed the health workers to deliver quality health care services to people and reduce on the shortfall of health workers in most health institutions,” he said.
Dr Kalumba said the deployment of the personnel is equating to the health facilities that Government is constructing to effectively address the challenges people in the province encounter.
He urged the newly-recruited health personnel to add value to the health sector.
He said Government will ensure all health facilities are equipped with qualified health workers to ease the delivery of health care services throughout the province.