Zambia’s health system under strain

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The key components of the country’s health system are under tension, as it seems to be struggling to respond in a balanced way to the population’s needs, owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

The country has of late been registering a disturbing number of BIDs, attributed to a number of factors.

Globally, countries pursue socioeconomic objectives aimed at fostering human capital development as a key instrument for sustained growth and development, and Zambia is with no exception.

Though the country has implemented several health reforms and has a fiscal redistributive system including social expenditures and taxes, the impact of the current pandemic on Zambia’s socio-economic and health system is distabilising.

Meanwhile, Zambia has recorded 237 new cases of COVID-19 out of 845 tests done in the last 24 hours.

These latest figures bring the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 10,218 cases.

The data from the Ministry of Health also reveals that in total, the country has registered 9126 recoveries, 79 deaths, and 187 coronavirus associated deaths.

The active cases stands at 823.

Citizens are urged to continue observing health guidelines at all times.


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