Ministry of health decentralizes admission of covid patients as 2, 146 new cases are recorded

Written by on June 10, 2021

The Ministry of Health has announced that it has decentralized the admission of covid19 patients in Lusaka following the flooding of patients at levy, UTH and specialist isolation centers after the country recorded over 2, 146 new cases in the last 24 hours.

And the Ministry says the country recorded 144 covid19 admissions in the last 24 hour, a situation which the country never experienced during the first and second wave of covid19.

Ministry of Health permanent secretary for technical services Kennedy Malama says Matero, Chilenge, Kanyama and Chipata level one hospitals have been decentralized to admit covid19 patients and that only critical cases will be referred.

And Dr. Malama says eight more covid19 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

He says the ministry is concerned with the mortality rate being recorded a situation which was never experienced in the first and second wave.

And Ministry of Health head of infectious diseases Lloyd Mulenga says the ministry is worried that the amount of oxygen being administered to patients cannot cope as there is an increase the number of patients requiring oxygen.


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