Njomona Clinic Becomes 'Zambia Sugar Hospital'
"Njomona Clinic Becomes 'Zambia Sugar Hospital'"
IMAGE: FROM LEFT: Zambia Sugar board chairman Fidelis Banda looks on as Ian Parrott, former Zambia Sugar MD, cuts the ribbon with Zambia’s Minister of Health Hon Dr Joseph Kasonde, MP, to launch the Zambia Sugar Hospital. At right are Mazabuka District Commissioner Eugene Munyama and HR director Doreen Kabunda.
THE Zambian Minister of Health Hon Dr Joseph Kasonde, MP, joined the Mazabuka community in celebrating the upgrade of Njomona clinic to a 25-bed capacity hospital – named Zambia Sugar Hospital - on 26 November 2012 at Nakambala Sugar Estate when he officially opened the hospital and congratulated management and employees on this great achievement.
Zambia Sugar senior management were led by Fidelis Banda (Zambia Sugar Board chairman), Ian Parrott (regional director), Doreen Kabunda (HR director), Dr Elton Dorkin (Illovo Group medical consultant) and other managers. The honourable Minister was impressed with Zambia Sugar’s health policy which he said was a good example of a working public private partnership to complement government’s effort in providing quality health services to the Zambian people.
The minister was pleased that a wholly privately owned organisation had taken up the challenge to provide comprehensive healthcare to its more than 6 000 employees and the greater Mazabuka community. He also noted the successes of the Malaria and HIV and AIDS programmes at Zambia Sugar and advised the employees and the Mazabuka community to guard the hospital facilities jealously, as such investment would be hard to replace.