Ndola hospital bans use of cell phones by staff

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 13:28:37 +0000

NDOLA Teaching Hospital (NTH) management has with immediate effect banned its staff from using cell phones while on duty.

Senior medical superintendent Alex Mukupe said management enforced the ban in an effort to improve health care service delivery.

Dr Mukupe disclosed this when Ndola Central Member of Parliament (MP) Emmanuel Mulenga called on him at his office.

The parliamentarian yesterday led hospital staff, Patriotic Front members and Christians from different denominations to conduct cleaning and maintenance works at the health facility.

“We have banned the use of cell phones by hospital staff while on duty. The decision was arrived at after reviewing how best we can be able to offer services to the patients that come through the facility,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Mulenga has pleaded with the hospital management to acquire name tags for all hospital staff.

He said the tags will enable patients to easily identify medical personnel whenever they were being attended to.

He also proposed to hospital management to consider putting up a suggestion box that will enable them weigh if the services being rendered to the general public were being appreciated or not.

“I will assist the hospital get name tags for all members of staff so that they can be easily identified by patients. I also propose to management to put up a suggestion box that will help review how services are being perceived by the general public that come through the institution,” Mr Mulenga said.

Mr. Mulenga thanked members of the public and party members that turned up to render community service at the hospital.

And Mr Mulenga later in the day handed over a complete building using Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to the Youth Friendly Group at the local clinic in Mapalo township.

He said the shelter was critical to youths in the Mapalo community as it was a focal point for youth behavioural change and career guidance.

Ndola mayor Amon Chisenga described the centre a transit for youths in the community as they endeavoured to embark on various careers of their choice.



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