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Some 1,747 operations have been performed by a Chinese medical team since July 2022


Jan 19, 2023

BUJUMBURA January 19th (ABP) – Some 1747 operations, “many of which are complex”, have been performed by a Chinese medical team while they have received 8439 patients. These are the words of Mrs. Wang Yuan, Chargé d’Affaires at the Chinese Embassy to Burundi, on Sunday January 15, 2023, during the celebration, by the Chinese Embassy, of the Chinese Spring Festival.

Those operations were carried out by the 21st Chinese medical team from Qinghai province in Burundi, replacing the 20th team. According to the Chargé d’Affaires at the Chinese Embassy to Burundi, 47 cataract patients have regained their sight thanks to the 20th Chinese medical team. Those operations were made possible in collaboration with the Bonne Action-Umugiraneza Foundation chaired by the 1st Lady of Burundi, and the Chinese Embassy to Burundi.

The doctors of the 21st team left for the Prince Régent Charles Hospital of Bujumbura, the Regional Hospital of Gitega and the General Hospital of Mpanda. It is made up of 29 people covering 12 specialties including obstetrics-gynecology, urology, ophthalmology, surgery, internal medicine, acupuncture, pediatrics, orthopedics, stomatology, radiology, ultrasound and otolaryngology.

According to the achievement report compiled by the 21st Chinese team, since its arrival in July 2022, in addition to medical care, this team has provided online and offline training and trained 22 local technicians. The 21st Chinese Medical Team from Qinghai Province also conducted 5 volunteer consultation sessions and provided 708 specialized Chinese medicine services. “Nearly 80,000 US dollars of drugs, surgical instruments and materials for the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic, have been donated to the 3 designated hospitals”, according to the same report.

“The Chinese medical team will continue to deepen cooperation between the two countries in the fields of medical care and public health, contribute to improving the level of public health in Burundi, and make determined efforts to build a human health community”, according to the Chinese embassy to Burundi.