Ndola Teaching Hospital senior medical superintendent Alex Mukupe said the ban was aimed at improving service delivery.
He said this on Saturday when Ndola Central member of parliament Emmanuel Mulenga and some churches conducted a clean up exercise at the hospital.
“We have banned the use of cellphones so that we improve service delivery to our people. We think most of our staff spend most of their time on phones. This is not what we want to see. So no more cell phones and headsets within the hospital,” Dr Mukupe said.
He said health delivery to the people was key for national development.
Dr Mukupe said management would take serious action against any member of staff that would be found wanting.
And Mulenga said cleanliness helped to improve the conditions of the patients.
“We are here to give a service to the community. This is what we want to give to our friends here. Let us clean this institution so that we give a new breath to our hospital,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mulenga said there was a lot of beer drinking among the youth due to lack of skills centers.
Handing over a Youth Friendly Center later at Chipulukusu Clinic, Mulenga said youths needed to be given skills which they could use to sustain their lives.
“Today, we have a challenge of youths engaging in beer drinking. This should be changed. Our youths need to stop and be productive. Drug abuse is also high here. This center will help the youths,” said Mulenga.