The Ministry of Health says it will not defend erring nurses in the course of discharging their duties.
Ministry of health permanent secretary Kennedy Malama says there is no room for errors in the health sector because they may lead to loss of life.
And Dr. Malama has called for positive attitude towards patients from the health workers.
He says nurses have a duty to attend to patients that seek medical services as it is their right to do so.
Dr. Malama says nurses must not feel that they are doing patients a favour by attending to them.
He was speaking in Kitwe during the Primary Health Improvement Project workshop that drew participants from Muchinga, Northern, Luapula, Western and North western provinces.
And Dr. Malama said the World Bank has given the ministry of health 45-million-kwacha support and another 15-million-kwacha grant to help reduce deaths related to child birth complications.