Zambia Police Service, is charged with the responsibility of maintaining peace, law and order in all our communities country-wide. In order to effectively and efficiently execute its mandate ....Read More
By Timothy Malumo
The Medical directorate is among the six directorates under the Zambia Police Service. It is being headed by a Director who is a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) by rank. The directorate is fully responsible for the health of Police Officers and their families.
In its core function of ensuring that the Zambia Police Force has a healthy workforce that is free from diseases through the provision of quality health services, the directorate is running a fully-fledged grade A Hospital in Lusaka’ Sikanze Camp, which is equivalent to that of a district health Hospital.
The hospital is situated in the heart of Sikanze Police Camp which lies on the Northern side of Madras and Eastern side of Lusaka Civic centre. The hospital carters for the entire population of the Zambia Police Service which stands at 18,000, although this is beyond the figures since it also extends its services to the surrounding communities and other areas such as Chilanga and Chongwe.
The Hospital recently opened a maternity ward and is offering various services which are antenatal, delivery, post-natal, family planning, under five clinic and Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) services. Other services are Tuberculosis, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Scanning, Ex-ray, Laboratory tests, Nutrition, Environmental health, Social welfare and counselling.
The hospital is fully run by police officers who are qualified in different fields that include; Doctors, Clinical officers, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Radiographers, Laboratory Technicians, Pharmacists and Midwives among others.