Reuben Chomba–Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga has congratulated India over the two locally manufactured Covid-19 vaccines made in that country.
Mrs. Kapijimpanga has further congratulated Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi for the launch of a massive vaccination exercise in his country.
She said Zambia, being one of the friendly countries to India, will definitely request for vaccines supply following necessary steps.
She was speaking when she toured Pushpawati Singhania Hospital and Research Institute (PSRI), a multi speciality hospital in New Delhi in India.
Mrs. Kapijimpanga said President Edgar Lungu has prioritised health as a key economic investment to spur the nation to becoming a prosperous middle income country by the year 2030.
The High Commissioner has since urged specialists at PSRI to design programmes of mainly conducting medical-surgical camps in Zambia so that only exceptional cases are referred to India for treatment.
She said more cases will have to be handled in Zambia as the budget for 2021 speaks to local super specialty treatments.
And Pushpawati Singhania Hospital and Research Institute (PSRI) Chief Executive Officer, Dipak Shukla said PSRI hospital has 23 super specialties run by experienced specialists.
Dr. Shukla said the hospital is willing to collaborate in disciplines such as cardiac care neurospine, oncology, orthopedics, arthroplasty, renal science and organ transplant.
This is contained in a statement released to ZNBC news by First Secretary for Press at the Zambian High Commission in India, Bangwe Naviley.
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