Nursing school to open in Lukulu this year
By Staff Reporter
Lukulu district is this year scheduled to open a nursing school in order to improve health care delivery in the district and surrounding areas with increased number of trained medical personnel.
Confirming the development to news day Zambia in a phone interview, lukulu district commissioner Joster Manjolo said the old Lukulu district hospital would be turned into a nursing school after competition of the rehabilitation works.
“I want to confirm that the district has been given a nursing school and it will be opened this year on 15 July,” he said. “The aim of the nursing school is to train nurses who will be self-directed, contribute in transforming communities by providing quality health care services and improve the health workforce in the area”.
And Manjolo also disclosed that the US$14.6 million released for the pilot climate resilience project in Western Province had now been extended to all the 14 wards of the district.
“This is a milestone for the community of Lukulu,” he said.
Manjolo added that a 94 km road is yet to be rehabilitated.
“The rehabilitation of the road to dongwe resettlement scheme will soon commence,” he said.
He said that people were shunning the resettlement scheme because of the bad road.