Despite the strike by nurses at UTH and other hospitals in the country entering the third day, UTH managing director Lackson Kasonka says everything is normal.
And Dr Kasonka says if there is any problem at UTH, it is not the PF government to blame but that nurses should blame their unions.
Dr Kasonka said what has transpired at UTH is not a matter of Government failing to honour its obligations but a matter between nurses and their unions.
He told a government newspaper Daily Mail that operations are normal and hospital management has put in place measures to prevent the withdrawal of labour by nurses.
Dr Kasonka said post-graduate student nurses have been mobilised to assist with operations.
“We have tutors and other nurses who are studying as specialised midwives and theatre nurses as back-up.
The situation is normal. We are a training institution. That’s the beauty of UTH,” Dr Kasonka said.