A team of specialized doctors from India’s Apollo Hospitals is on Monday, expected in Zambia to treat children suffering from congenital heart diseases.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapinjimpanga says this 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 Jabbin Mulwanda was in India recently where he mentioned that he had over 400 children in Zambia are on the waiting list seeking government sponsorship for heart diseases operation.
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.
This is according to a statement released by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi, Bangwe Navilley.