Zambia to recruit more health workers to combat COVID-19

The Zambian government said on Wednesday that it will recruit more health workers starting this week in order to scale up response against the COVID-19.

The country has not recorded any new cases in the last 24 hours and has 36 positive cases, officials said.

Minister of Health Chitalu Chilufya said President Edgar Lungu has immediately authorized the recruitment of 400 doctors and 3,000 paramedics to speed up response to the fight.

He said the Zambian leader has also ordered that good incentives should be provided to the health workers as a way to motivate them.

He said the 36 positive patients were currently stable except one who was still in a critical condition worsened by his acute respiratory problem.

Meanwhile the Zambian leader has reiterated that the fight against the coronavirus was not government’s fight alone but everyone has a crucial role to play.