During the handover of a refurbished children’s ward at the University Teaching Hospital, Dr Kaseba said the nurses that stayed at work during the strike had a heart for the people although it is only nurses on contract that continued working during the 8 day strike.
“I must say that I want to commend the student nurses that were working during the strike. You did a good job. It was also a time to have some practical training,” said Dr Kaseba who is now referred to as Mrs Chipwena.
“We also want to commend those that were working during the strike because they showed that that they have a heart for the people.”
And Dr. Kaseba has commended Health Hope Zambia for refurbishing the malnutrition ward and also donating an ambulance for operations at the children’s ward.
During the 8 day strike the government was forced to summon nurses from military hospitals and also student nurses to keep the country’s highest referral centre running.
Nurses had been striking demanding a 100% salary increment and also rectifying of disparities in the pay structure.