President Edgar Lungu has directed the Ministry of Energy to priorities supplying electricity to Health institutions with effect from midnight today.
President Lungu said hospitals and clinics should be given first priority by ZESCO, as the country grapples with load shedding.
He made the directive during the official opening of the 4th Session of the 12th National Assembly in Lusaka today.
The Head of State wondered how health workers have been attending to patients amidst power outages.
President Lungu urged the Minister of Energy Matthew Nkhuwa to ensure that hospitals and clinics are exempted from load shedding.