BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA
The Zambia Empowerment and Development (ZED) Party has bemoaned the dwindling standards of service delivery in many health institutions in the country.
ZED spokesperson Wesley Miyanda has bemoaned the failing standards in the health sector especially that late President Michael Sata paid much attention to these institutions by spending more resources in order to raise their standard for good service delivery.
Mr Miyanda charged that the dwindling of these standards especially at UTH which is the country’s highest referral hospital makes sad readings.
He charged that the sanitary conditions at UTH is a sad state of affairs as some toilets are completely blocked while others are flooded with water hence posing danger to patients and bedsiders who usually use the facilities.
The ZED spokesperson also disclosed that the institution also experiences water shortages on a daily basis any time after 12 hours until the following day.
He has since appealed to the authorities to look into these matters without further delays.
Meanwhile, Mr Miyanda has appealed to government to equip the newly upgraded first level hospitals such as Chilenje and Chingwere with the necessary equipments and personnel in order to decongest the UTH.
Mr Miyanda has observed that the congestion at UTH has compromised the provision of quality health care services as health workers there are overwhelmed with the number of patients.