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KITWE HOSPITAL CAUTIONED ON USE OF INTERNS

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  • Dr Chanda said, by nature, interns needed to be trained and finish their rotation and get the needed experience before being assigned for various duties.

By ROGERS KALERO

MANAGEMENT at the Kitwe Teaching Hospital (KTH) should not use medical interns to manage medical schemes like the Partnership in Medical Scheme with the Community (PAMSCO),”Health Minister Jonas Chanda has cautioned.

Dr Chanda said despite the hospital facing a shortage of human resource, it should not allow interns to manage PAMSCO especially that the clinic was a high-cost and an income generating wing.

“I have received reports that interns are being used to manage PAMSCO. Let me take this opportunity to warn management at this hospital to stop using interns to manage PAMSCO.

“Despite facing shortage of human resource, the management at this hospital should not allow interns to manage PAMSCO especially that the clinic is helping in generating income. If anything wrong happens, the reputation of the institution might be dented,” Dr Chanda noted.

Dr Chanda said, by nature, interns needed to be trained and finish their rotation and get the needed experience before being assigned for various duties.

He said the health center must continue to gain the confidence of the members of the public particularly clients by ensuring that quality health care services were delivered to them.

Dr Chanda also directed the hospital to engage the corporate world to work on the potholes on the stretch within the hospital.

He said the potholes on the road in the hospital were of major concern and advised management to find ways of fixing them. “So am urging the management to consider engaging the corporate world to see how the road network could be improved. It is not everything which the government should do”,  he said.

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