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9 doctors from India in for free medical camp

MINISTRY of Health permanent secretary Peter Mwaba (right) with visiting Saifee Hospital Trust cardiac surgeon Aliasgar Bahrainwala who is one of the doctors conducting a three-day free medical camp at Levy Mwanawasa Hospital in Lusaka yesterday. PICTURE: STAFRANCE ZULU

SYLVESTER CHISHIMBA, Lusaka
NINE doctors from Saifee Hospital in India have arrived to conduct a three day free medical camp to be at hospitals and various health units in Lusaka.
Speaking as guest of honour at the launch of the medical camp themed ‘Project Good Health’ at Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital yesterday, Ministry of Health permanent secretary Peter Mwaba said the gesture by the nine doctors from Saifee Hospital cements the long cordial and standing relationship that exists between Zambia and India.
Dr Mwaba said the gesture which is being given by the medical staff from Saifee Hospital is not only an opportunity for medical collaboration but also an exchange of knowledge between the two countries.
“This medical camp will also benefit ordinary Zambians who might have been waiting on a long queue for specialist treatment within and abroad. This will clear most of the waiting lists that Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital and University Teaching Hospital (UTH) have in various units which are participating,” he said.
Dr Mwaba said the event, which has been organised by Najmi International Limited in association with the Rotary clubs of Lusaka and Rotary club of Bombay midtown, was going to see all patients who have ailments in orthopaedic,cardiothoracic,eye,infectious diseases,dental,general surgery,ear, nose,throat,obstetrics and gynaecology.
Najmi International Limited managing director Yusuf Akberali said the medical camp will not only be a stepping stone in bonding the ties between Zambia and India in the field of good health but also co-operation between Saifee Hospital and various hospitals in the country.
Mr Akberali, who is also country co-ordinator of the Dawoodi Bohra community in Zambia, expressed gratitude on behalf of the spiritual leader of the faith Syedna Abuu Jafferusadiq Aaliqadar Mufaddal Saifuddin Saheb (TUS), who is also owner of Saifee Hospital, saying that for many years to come the noble cause to serve the lives of people in Zambia will continue.
“From the beginning when we came up with the idea of organising this medical camp, we were guided by the principles of health living taught to us by our spiritual leader of the Dawoodi Bohra Community,” he said.
And Rotary district governor representative Masautso Nyathando commended government through the permanent secretary for embracing and supporting the project.

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