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ZMA bemoans death of 16 Zambian medical doctors to Covid19

Written by on March 26, 2021

The Zambia Medical Association has disclosed that 16 medical doctors across the country have succumbed to COVID-19 from January 2021 to date.
ZMA President, Dr. Samson Chisele says the Association is concerned with the huge number of Zambian frontline health workers that have been lost to the deadly corona virus pandemic.
Dr. Chisele says the loss of the 16 doctors is a five-fold increase in frontline health worker deaths to the pandemic compared to 3 who died in 2019. Dr. Chisele further welcomed government’s decision to approve the acquisition of Covid-19 vaccines saying, it would lessen the burden of the disease on the nation.


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