DOREEN NAWA, Lusaka
PATRIOTIC Front (PF) says the announcement by the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) that the institution now conducts both closed and
open heart surgeries is a milestone scored by the PF government.
PF deputy spokesperson Frank Bwalya has said the development will save lives and reduce Government costs of sending patients abroad.
Mr Bwalya said the development confirms the commitment of President Lungu to revolutionise the health sector and transform the whole country.
“We have no doubt that Zambians have associated the strides our country has been recording with the PF’s ambitious development agenda propelled by the visionary leadership of President Lungu,” Mr Bwalya said.
This is contained in a statement made available to Zambia Daily Mail yesterday.
Mr Bwalya said there is consensus among Zambians that the PF has done a lot to develop the country within the few years it has been in power.
“Zambians know very well that PF inherited a huge development backlog that accumulated over many years. As such, our people are convinced that if it had not been for the development arrears that the PF government still grapples with, Zambia would have witnessed more development miracles under PF,” Mr Bwalya said.
Mr Bwalya said despite the development backlog, PF has done wonders in all sectors.
“The performance of our party deserves to be described as exceptional. Since government has been spending a lot of money sending people out of the country for heart surgery, the development at UTH will help government save resources.
“Such resources will now be channelled to buying state-of-the-art equipment for our health institutions,” Mr Bwalya said.
He said the party is convinced that the number of people dying while waiting to be sent abroad for heart surgery will significantly reduce.
He has called on all Zambians to support President Lungu and his administration in order to guarantee sustainable development in the country.