Vice president Inonge Wina says that government is committed to increasing health care and health facilities through the Public-Private Partnerships, (PPP).

Mrs Wina was speaking during an official opening of Medland Hospital in Lusaka when she expressed delight in the commissioning of the first ever hospital in the country specialized in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery equipped with modern technology.

She said the hospital would provide Anti-ageing, dialysis, andrology, dental and general or emergency medicine among other services.

The Vice-President said that government was aiming at ensuring that all Zambians have access to proper health care by embracing all those coming on board to help attain the goals.

Mrs Wina further disclosed that the hospital which was constructed at a total cost of $32 million and had employed a total number of 200 workers of which 70 percent were local employees.

Meanwhile, SF Group Board Chairman, Fouad El Sahely said Medland will provide international standard health care to the Zambian citizens.

He said other investors should emulate medlands and come on board to help improve the lives of Africans.

And Medland Health Services Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Mohamed Sahili thanked the country for providing a peaceful working environment.

Dr Sahili Said Medlands would continue working hand in hand with the Ministry of Health to provide quality health services to the Zambian citizens.

He added that the hospital was also committed to help in the promotion of women empowerment as it could be seen from the high number of female employees as compared to that of males in its Organisation.

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