RESIDENT Doctors Association of Zambia (RDAZ) president Dr Brian Sampa has written to President Edgar Lungu requesting him to have a meeting with the association’s national executive committee. In a letter dated June 11, 2021, Dr Sampa said the meeting aims at addressing various challenges being faced by resident doctors. “Your Excellency, Health is a National Priority. A healthy nation leads to better productivity. These Doctors have been owed salary arrears, gratuities, settling in allowances and other personal emoluments as far back as 2010. In addition, we have a shortage of Doctors in Zambia evidenced by the doctor-patient ratio of 1:12000 against the WHO recommended 1:1000. This has resulted in doctors working more than 24 hours per day, leaving them…...

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