The Ministry of Health has requested for authority from the treasury to recruit at least 5000 health workers.
Health Minister, Jonas Chanda has confirmed, saying this is in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, adding that this will happen when authority is granted.
Dr Chanda has explained that his Ministry had a target to recruit 30, 000 health workers, by 2021, of which 26,000 have already been recruited.
The minister said this yesterday, when he visited Chipata First Level Hospital in Lusaka’s Mandevu constituency.
And Mandevu Member of Parliament, Jean Kapata has appealed to the minister to ensure the newly expanded hospital is opened to the public.
Ms. Kapata, who is also Lands Minister, said the facility caters for over 500, 000 people.