The Health Professions Council of Zambia has developed a number of policy documents which include a code of ethics and the patients’ right charter.
Council Assistant Registrar Bwembya Bwalya noted the patients’ right charter is about the rights of patients adding that it will protect them when receiving treatment.
He was speaking during the third induction and oath ceremony of students at Lusaka Apex Medical University (LAMU) campus.
Mr. Bwalya told the students that in case of litigation, the oath they were making will be used to determine their adherence to the code of ethics as it is the way to practice their profession freely.
And LAMU Vice Chancellor Lupando Munkonge said the oath ceremony signifies that the students have undergone a seven year training and are now ready to implement their knowledge.
Professor Munkonge said in a speech read for him by Professor John Mudenda, that the outgoing students should show love and care to the patients during treatment.
One of the outgoing students Neil Naik stated that the university face challenges and obstacles such as numerous electricity outages.
Mr. Naik, who spoke on behalf of other students, thanked Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital and the University Teaching Hospital teams for allowing them to train at their institutions.