LUAPULA Province minister Brigadier General Benson Kapaya has expressed happiness with the consistent 100 per cent pass record at Mansa School of Nursing.
The minister said this is a speech read on his behalf by Luapula Province permanent secretary Chanda Kasolo in Mansa.
He said he was happy that all the 47 students who sat for the General Nursing Council examinations this year passed.
He thanked the hospital management and staff for putting in their best to produce skilful human resource that formed part of a critical cadre for medical services in the country.
He disclosed that the Ministry of Health had disbursed K1,965,000 to Mansa School of Nursing for infrastructure development and equipment acquisition in addition to K1,427,000 which was released to St Pauls School of Nursing and Midwifery in Kashikishi for the same purpose.
Brig Gen Kapaya further disclosed that government had procured minibuses for all nursing schools countrywide as a demonstration of its support to training institutions in the country.
He said government had awarded a contract worth K3.2 million for the procurement of teaching aids for all nursing schools.
He added that it was government's resolve to ensure that all the nurses that were produced were well trained and well vested with new information and skills to handle emerging challenges in nursing and medicine.
Brig Gen Kapaya urged Mansa School of Nursing to work towards the opening of a midwifery school.
And Mansa General Hospital Superintendent Simon Kunda thanked government for the support it had continued to render to the institution and the school for staff capacity building, infrastructure maintenance and development.
He said management was currently working on the completion of a laundry and new kitchen.