Zambia's decision to recruit more health workers welcomed amid COVID-19 outbreak

Source: Xinhua| 2020-04-02 21:24:21|Editor: xuxin
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LUSAKA, April 2 (Xinhua) -- An association of medical practitioners in Zambia on Thursday welcomed the government's plans to recruit more health workers in the wake of the COVID-19.

On Wednesday, President Edgar Lungu ordered for the immediate recruitment of 400 doctors and 3,000 paramedics in order to scale up response against COVID-19.

The Medical Association of Zambia said that the measure will strengthen the health care system and will go a long way in the fight against the COVID-19.

The measure will also mitigate the growing unemployment rate of trained and qualified personnel in the health sector, according to a release by the association.

The association has since encouraged health workers to continue working hard and government in combating the pandemic.

Zambia is among countries in Africa that have been affected by the COVID-19, with 39 cases and one death. The government has put in place various intervention measures to fight the pandemic.