‘Doctors’ complaint being addressed-Health Minister

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GOVERNMENT has tasked a team of officials from the Ministry of Health to investigate the cause of the withdrawal of labour by resident doctors countrywide to determine how the issue will be resolved. Minister of Health Kapembwa Simbao said currently his ministry does not know why the doctors have downed tools.
Minister of Health Kapembwa Simbao said currently his ministry does not know why the doctors have downed tools.
“The permanent secretary of Health has sent people to the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) to find out what the problem is. When those people give a report, then a way to resolve the issue will be found,” Mr Simbao said.
He said this in an interview following the announcement by the Resident Doctors Association of Zambia (RDAZ) yesterday that its members have withdrawn their labour because their grievances have not been resolved.

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