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Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:18 - Updated Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:18

Health minister recognises sector's frailty

Luanda - Health minister Silvia Lutucuta last Saturday, in Luanda, recognised the frailty of her sector in terms of specialised human resources, however she envisaged improvements at medium and long terms.

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Health minister, Sílvia Lutukuta

Photo: Francisco Miudo

“Just like in other areas of the sector, ophthalmology is in need of specialised staff (...)”, disclosed the minister at the end of a campaign of free consultations and treatment for cataract promoted by a group of Spanish specialists.    

According to the minister, the existing ophthalmology services are far being sufficient to respond to the demand.

She seized the occasion to inform also that some health staffs that have presented their applications in the recent recruitment process organised by the Health Ministry will be selected to attend a specialisation course in the area of ophthalmology.


Silvia Lutucuta - who was accompanied by the governor of Luanda Province, Adriano Mendes de Carvalho – thanked the Elena Barraquer Foundation for the ophthalmologic consultation and treatment campaign, as well as the companies Oshen Healthcare and OBO Capital for sponsoring such initiative.     

The said campaign took place in the Luanda General Hospital for seven days, in which period 251 citizens received a surgical intervention from the specialists who were assisted by Angolan medical technicians.  

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