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Zambia:Specialised Hospital a Milestone

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IT is not necessarily surprising that there are currently 400 children waiting to be evacuated abroad for specialist medical treatment.

The case is obvious because there are only two brain surgeons in Zambia based at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, supported with one retired doctor who is on call.

Though there is already a programme where specialist medical staff are being trained, this rather sad state-of-affairs is a wakeup call for the Ministry of Health to double efforts to train more doctors to attend to patients requiring specialist health care.

Today Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya says there are 400 children awaiting evacuation for the treatment of cardiac, renal and neurosurgical

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