DANIEL Bowasi has appealed to medical personnel to help government counter critics of mobile hospitals.

Bowasi, the Lusaka Province permanent secretary, said those working in hospitals were appreciating the mobile hospitals.

"… As the adage goes, he who feels it, knows it, I want to call on our civil service in this case, our colleagues that are working in the Ministry of Health to ensure that they go out and defend attacks on government over mobile hospitals put in place," Bowasi said.

Bowasi said health workers should castigate critics of the mobile hospitals who mainly reside in towns, where they are comfortable.

He also implored them to encourage President Rupiah Banda so that his policies and the promises they (health workers) were implementing through his party would reach people at the grassroot.

Bowasi said the mobile hospitals were meant to benefit residents in remote areas and not urban areas.
"Those who are in town will always say we must have had hospitals built within Lusaka but Zambia is more than Lusaka; we have people in Luapula, and Chongwe district and many other areas where people have no access to UTH (University Teaching Hospital)," Bowasi said.

Many have condemned government for insisting on buying the mobile hospitals on the backdrop of poor infrastructure in most areas, especially rural areas.