Residents have expressed happiness over remarks by health minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya that some departments ‘in health institutions such as laboratories should start operating on a 24hr basis.
Residents talked to told komboni radio news that having some critical departments operating on a 24-hour basis will help improve service delivery in hospitals.
The residents have since urged the minister to ensure that the pronouncement is implemented adding that government officials have a tendency of giving directives which are not sustainable.
The residents have observed that some emergency cases that occur at night require urgent attention saying lives have continued to be lost as some departments remain closed at night.

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