HPCZ LIFTS BAN ON CBU MEDICAL COURSES

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By NATION REPORTER

THE Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) has reinstated medical programmes at the Copperbelt University Michael Chilufya Sata School of Medicine in Ndola.

HPCZ senior public relations officer Chinyota Msimuko said the reinstated programmes were Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery.

Speaking at a media briefing in Lusaka yesterday, Mr Msimuko said the HPCZ recognised the efforts being made by the learning institution to correct the situation.

“This decision from HPCZ comes after CBU met the minimum prerequisites and committed to an agreed rectification road map to continue addressing all learning recommendations,” he said.

He said the HPCZ would continue working with the Higher Education Authority (HEA) to help improve health standards in Zambia.

Mr Msimuko said the working relationship between HPCZ and HEA was cordial.

There was confusion when the HEA “overruled” the HPCZ after the latter suspended the medical programmes at the CBU School of Medicine for failing to meet minimum standards.

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