President EDGAR LUNGU says government will come up with an aggressive programme to upgrade the skills of health workers across the country.
President LUNGU says health workers working in rural areas will not be left out.
He says the idea is to enable health facilities to deal with complicated cases without referring patients to Lusaka and the Copperbelt.
The President said this when he inspected works on phase two of the construction of Nyimba District Hospital.
He said the construction of modern Hospitals in places like Nyimba is a sign that the PF administration does not want to leave anyone behind.
The Head of state is happy with the quality of service being offered at Nyimba District Hospital.
President LUNGU also said people who are questioning the effectiveness of the National Health Insurance scheme should visit Nyimba and see how it is working.
Meanwhile, President LUNGU said politicians who are insisting on having rallies do not love the people.
The President said he has been informed that Covid-19 cases are increasing in Eastern province.
He urged people to mask up and avoid gatherings.
Speaking earlier, Nyimba District Health Director MARTIN MBEWE said people in Nyimba are happy to have a modern hospital in the area.
President LUNGU is on a tour of Eastern Province to check on developmental projects and meet key stakeholders in development.