And the Ministry of Health has also fired HPCZ Board Chairperson Professor Sekelani Banda.
The Health Professionals Council of Zambia has been in the spotlight with the drastic withdrawal of medical courses at the Copperbelt University having stirred controversy.
“Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya has invoked provisions of the Health Professionals Council Act, removing Professor Sekelani Banda, from the position of Board Chairperson of the Health Professionals Council (HPCZ), and replacing him with Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in charge of Administration Dr. Kennedy Malama,” read a statement.
“Further, the Ministry of Health, acting through the Civil Service Commission, has recalled from secondment, HPCZ Registrar, Dr. Aaron Mujajati, and redeployed him to Ndola Central Hospital.”
“Professor Banda will continue to serve as Director Training in the Ministry of Health and will focus on the onerous task of operationalising the Levy Mwanawasa Medical University, in his capacity as Deputy Vice Chancellor designate for the University.”