Over 70,000 get jabbed in 2 days under re-launched vaccination campaign

A total of 71,657 people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the last two days following the relaunch of the vaccination campaign on the 14th May, 2022 aimed at reaching over 70 percent of the eligible population by end of June. In a speech read on her behalf by ministry of health permanent secretary […]

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ZMA backs HPCZ on the reintroduction of licensure examinations

The Zambia Medical Association says it’s in full support of the reintroduction of licensure examinations by the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ). Association Secretary General, Dr.Roy Tolopu has said the Association being the official representative of medical doctors and dental surgeons in the country is behind the HPCZ. Dr. Tolopu says the Resident Doctors Association […]

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Reintroduction of licentiate exams not meant to punish health practitioners -HPCZ

Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) Registrar Chief Executive Officer and Registrar, Bwembya Bwalya says the reintroduction of licentiate examinations is not meant to punish health practitioners. Mr. Bwalya has also clarified that the examinations are also not meant to curtail the number of health practitioners, but merely meant to assess students whether they have the minimum competencies and […]

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Govt advised to carefully consider the impact of IMF policies

Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president, Chishimba Nkole has advised the government to carefully consider the impact of some of the international monetary fund (IMF) prescribed policies given its history in Zambia which he feels left a bitter taste among workers. Mr. Nkole has told Q-news in an interview that the union is following with […]

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New heart hospital cuts overseas spending

By DOROTHY CHISI – MINISTRY of Health says the operationalisation of the specialised heart hospital in Lusaka has helped in lessening the spending on referrals heart disease abroad since it started functioning seven months ago.Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Professor Lackson Kasonka revealed when he checked on the recuperation of patients who had been operated […]

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$33.7m was paid towards FTJ Project, but I wasn’t involved – Mutati

MINISTER of Technology and Science Felix Mutati has explained that the first payment for FTJ University of US$8,888,421 was made to China Energy Engineering Group on February 28, 2018, which was 14 days after he was demoted as Minister of Finance and sent to the Ministry of Works and Supply. On Thursday, acting PF president […]

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