hospitalGovernment will upgrade Livingstone General Hospital into a third level status of a central hospital on October 24 this year as the country will be celebrating 50 years of independence, Health Minister Joseph Kasonde has said.

Dr Kasonde said Government was satisfied that Livingstone General Hospital should be upgraded into a higher and third level status of a central hospital after examining how the hospital had been operating.

He was speaking in Livingstone at Zambia Airforce (ZAF) Mess yesterday when he officiated at the first-ever Southern Province combined graduation ceremony for registered midwives, registered and enrolled nurses for Livingstone Schools of Nursing and Midwifery and Macha School of Nursing.

“After examining how Livingstone General Hospital has been operating, I am satisfied that the hospital should be upgraded to a third level status of Livingstone Central Hospital. I want this to be effective on the Independence Day next month,” Dr Kasonde said.

Dr Kasonde also urged the graduating nursing midwifery students to be compassionate, diligent and respect the confidentiality of their patients.

From : Allafrica

By Brian Hatyoka

29 September 2014