Top news items in major Zambian media outlets

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LUSAKA, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- The following are news highlights in Zambia's major media outlets on Monday.

-- Authorities in Zambia intend to start deducting from workers' salaries funds towards a controversial national health insurance scheme this month although people will only start accessing health services under the scheme in March next year.

National Health Insurance Management Authority director-general James Kapesa said the registration of contributors to the scheme has already started but health services under the scheme to citizens will only be available in the next four months. (Zambia Daily Mail)

-- Journalists in Zambia have bemoaned continued police brutality on them following the latest incident where a journalist was injured by a tear gas canister that was thrown at close range at his right hand by a police officer.

The Zambia Institute of Independent Media Alliance, which condemned the police for their brutality, said the journalist was injured as he attempted to photograph heavily armed police officers who were trying to block opposition youths last week. (The Mast) Enditem

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