By Lumbiwe Mwanza
PUT the interest of citizens ahead of monetary gains if the country is to build a more resilient health sector, retired health practitioner Jackson Mulawo has told Resident Doctors.
Commenting on the decision by Resident Doctors to put off their planned go-slow, Mr. Mulawo says the action is commendable as Zambia’s health sector needs a workforce that puts the interest of citizens first and not one that focuses on momentary gains at the expense of life.
And opposition United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia (UPPZ) General Secretary Kondwani Sakala says there should be more dialogue between the Government and the Resident Doctors concerning their conditions of service before thinking of embarking on a countrywide a go-slow.
Mr Sakala says the negative impact such an action would have caused on the health service delivery outweighs the 10.5 percent increment they were demanding hence the need to restrategise.
The Resident Doctors Association of Zambia had threatened to down tools starting today to press Government to increase their salaries but their plan has since been put off.