Friday, 13 May 2011

SHARING OF WARDS BY BOTH MEN AND WOMEN AT ZAMBIA'S UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL DISAPPOINTS WOMEN FOR CHANGE

WOMEN FOR CHANGE ARE DISAPPOINTMENT AND APPALLED AT THE SITUATION OF THE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL FILTER CLINIC WHERE FEMALE AND MALE PATIENTS ARE SHARING THE DAME WARD.
WOMEN FOR CHANGE ACTING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LUMBA SIYANGA SAYS THIS SITUATION OF POOR ACCESS TO HEALTH FACILITIES AND SERVICES IS NOT ONLY OBTAINING AT UTH, LUANSHYA AND ROAN HOSPITAL WERE RECENTLY REPORTED TO HAVE BED LINEN, PREGNANT WOMEN IN RURAL AREAS ARE SUBJECTED TO WALKING LONG DISTANCES AND SOME END UP GIVING BIRTH ALONG THE WAY.
MRS. SIYANGA HAS STRESSED THAT AS MUCH AS THE WOMEN MOVEMENT APPRECIATES WHAT GOVERNMENT IS DOING IN TERM OF CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CLINICS AND HOSPITALS, THERE IS NEED TO HASTEN THEIR PACE IN IMPROVING THE EXISTING HEALTH SERVICES AND FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRY AS WELL AS THE CONSTRUCTION OF MORE CLINICS AND HOSPITALS.
SHE SAYS IMPROVING THE EXISTING HEALTH SERVICES AND FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRY IS IMPORTANT TO THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA BECAUSE LACK OF ACCESS TO GOOD HEALTH FACILITIES AND SERVICES IS A VIOLATION OF THE RIGHT TO LIFE AS ENSHRINED IN THE CONSTITUTION.
MRS. SIYANGA HAS STATED THE INCLUSION OF THE SOCIAL ECONOMIC RIGHTS IN THE CONSTITUTION WOULD ENSURE THAT THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA ENJOY ALL THEIR RIGHTS INCLUDING THE RIGHTS TO ACCESS TO GOOD HEALTH SERVICES AND GOVERNMENT WOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE OVER THE HEALTH OF THE CITIZENS.
MEANWHILE THE WOMEN MOVEMENT HAS REGRETTED THAT A LOT OF RESOURCES HAVE BEEN WASTED ON THE CONSTITUTION MAKING PROCESS WITH NO REGARD TO THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA ON OPENING UP THE BILL OF RIGHTS AND ENSURING THAT SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC RIGHTS ARE ENSHRINED IN THE CONSTITUTION.
IT HAS FURTHER ADVISED PROFESSIONALS LIKE UTH ACTING DIRECTOR DR LACKSON KASONKA NOT TO JOIN IN POLITICS OF DECEPTION, BUT CONCENTRATE ON SAVING LIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA.

published by augustine

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