400 ZAMBIAN CHILDREN WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASES TO BE TREATED BY INDIAN DOCTORS

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STATEMENT ON INDIAN DOCTORS MISSION TO ZAMBIA FOR SPECIALISED CONGENITAL HEART DISEASES TREATMENT OF CHILDREN FOR RELEASE TO THE MEDIA ON JUNE 1, 2017

 

A team of specialized doctors from India’s Apollo Hospitals is next week, Monday, expected in Zambia to offer treatment services to Zambian children suffering from congenital heart diseases.

 

Zambia’s High Commissioner to India JUDITH KAPIJIMPANGA says the development follows discussions between the Zambian Mission in New Delhi and India’s leading hospitals to help over 400 children who cannot afford to travel to India for specialized services.

 

“Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary Dr. JABBIN MULWANDA was in India recently where he mentioned that he had over 400 children in Zambia on the waiting list seeking government sponsorship for congenital heart diseases operation. Zambia High Commission in New Delhi therefore, appealed to all the major hospitals to help with the over 400 children and Apollo has responded quickly,” said Mrs. KAPIJIMPANGA.

 

She says the Zambian High Commission in New Delhi is praying for the establishment of a permanent specialized hospital in Zambia to also cover the 8 neighboring countries that equally send patients to India adding that such investors will not make a loss as patients are many.

 

And Apollo Hospitals Vice President for Corporate Development HARINDER SING SIDHU says his institution will set up a screening camp in Lusaka next week to cut on costs.

 

DR. SIDHU says his team will evaluate on- site surgery options so that less complicated cases can be treated in Zambia using the equipment they will carry adding that children will be treated in batches of 25.

 

He says complicated cases will have to be referred to India at a subsidized cost.

 

“We strongly believe that this comprehensive plan will help to address the challenge at the lowest possible cost, and save priceless lives of these children,” said DR. SIDHU.

 

This is according to a statement released by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, India, Bangwe Naviley.

 

Issued by:

Bangwe Naviley

First Secretary Press

ZAMBIA HIGH COMMISSION

New Delhi

India 

 

Mobile: +918527745134

E-mail: bnaviley@gmail.com



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