Wednesday, 27 April 2011

THE BIOMEDICAL SOCIETY OF ZAMBIA (BSZ) WRITES TO PRESIDENT RUPIAH BANDA PETITIONING HIM NOT TO CONVERT THE NDOLA SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES INTO A MEDICAL SCHOOL.

THE BIOMEDICAL SOCIETY OF ZAMBIA (BSZ) HAS WRITTEN TO PRESIDENT RUPIAH BANDA PETITIONING HIM NOT TO CONVERT THE NDOLA SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES INTO A MEDICAL SCHOOL.
AND ACCORDING TO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY RADIO PHOENIX, PRESIDENT BANDA WILL TODAY NOT OPEN THE NDOLA MEDICAL SCHOOL.
VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS ADVISED GOVERNMENT TO DIALOGUE OVER THE NDOLA SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES STATING THAT FAILURE TO DO SO WILL HAVE DIRE IMPLICATIONS ON THE OVERALL HEALTH DELIVERY IN THE COUNTRY.
AND SOME CONCERNED CITIZENS HAVE ASKED GOVERNMENT NOT TO TAMPER WITH THE COLLEGE AND INSTEAD FIND ITS OWN MONEY TO BUILD A MEDICAL SCHOOL STRESSING THAT LABORATORIES ARE IMPORTANT TO HEALTHCARE DELIVERY AND THERE IS NO HEALTH FACILITY THAT COULD FUNCTION WITHOUT A LABORATORY DEPARTMENT.
THE BIOMEDICAL SOCIETY OF ZAMBIA (BSZ) CHAIRPERSON MR. HILLARY LUMANO SAYS THE ASSOCIATION IS HOWEVER STILL AWAITING RESPONSE FROM THE GOVERNMENT.
HE STRESSED THAT THE ROLE OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENTISTS IN THE COUNTRY IS VERY CRITICAL AS THEY HELP IN RESEARCH WORK WHICH IN TURN HELP IN FINDING SOLUTIONS AND REDUCE EPIDEMICS.
AND MR. LUMANO HAS CHALLENGED GOVERNMENT THROUGH THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH TO STRENGTHEN LABORATORIES SERVICES IN THE COUNTRY IF THE HEALTH SECTOR IS TO PERFORMANCE ACCORDINGLY.
HE SAID THERE IS NEED TO RELOOK AT THE LAB FUNCTIONALITIES IN THE COUNTRY ADDING THAT THERE IS NEED FOR GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS BALANCE WHEN IT COMES TO PROMOTING MEDICAL CAREERS.
MR. LUMANO SAID GOVERNMENT CANNOT EXTINGUISH ONE PROGRAMME IN PREFERENCE FOR ANOTHER STRESSING THAT IT IS JUST CREATING PROBLEMS AFTER ANOTHER.
GOVERNMENT IS IN THE PROCESS OF CONVERTING THE NDOLA COLLEGE OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES INTO A MEDICAL SCHOOL A MOVE THAT HAS SPARKED DEBATE FROM DIFFERENT QUARTERS OF THE SOCIETY.
published by augustine

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