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K2M RELEASED FOR LUSAKA MEDICAL SUPPLIES, COVID MANAGEMENT

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ABOUT K2 million has been allocated to three hospitals in Lusaka for the purchase of medical supplies and management of COVID-19 patients.

The three medical facilities include the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Levy Mwanawasa and Chilenge level one hospitals

Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary, Elias Kamanga confirmed the development to journalist.

The funds are meant to enhance surveillance activities, case investigations, case management, monitoring processes, procurement of medical supplies and community engagement.

Also, the resources will be used to procure thermal scanners, sprayers, contact tracing, check spots, community based care and awareness programmes.

“UTH and Levy Mwanawasa hospitals have each been allocated K500, 000 while Chilenje Level One Hospital has been allocated K200, 000 and K350, 000 has been allocated to the Lusaka Provincial Health Office for logistical support in treatment and awareness programmes on COVID-19,” the Permanent Secretary said.

K30, 000 will be dispatched to each of the seven districts in the province for COVID-19 awareness programmes.

“This will bring a total to K50, 000 the money that will be spent by each district as each was initially given K20, 000 for similar programmes. The District Commissioners will spearhead the programmes,” he said.

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