Hundreds benefit from Indian medical mission in Mutare

By ZBC Reporter
GOVERNMENT has described the ongoing medical mission by Indian doctors in Mutare as a major success story with hundreds of people benefitting from the programme.
The Indian medical mission being conducted in Mutare under the Rotary International programme has become a success story with hundreds of Zimbabweans benefiting every day.
The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa, who was in Mutare this Monday to assess the progress made so far described the undertaking as a huge success and commended all stakeholders for exhibiting the highest level of commitment towards the success of the mission.
“I really want to thank Rotary International for choosing Zimbabwe and Manicaland Province. It is actually a joy to witness these doctors working with so much commitment. We are very grateful for the assistance being given to the vulnerable. In a single day just from the eyesight department they have been attending to more than forty patients and over a hundred have been seen from the dental unit as more people are receiving treatment. This is really exciting news. I want to thank the medical specialist and staff as well as Rotarians who are making sure that the medical mission is a success. We will be supporting them,” said the minister.

The Minister of State for Manicaland Province, Dr Ellen Gwaradzimba said it is encouraging to note that all the surgeries conducted so far have been successful.
“We are following up on the programme by Indian doctors under the rotary international programme. All the operations have been successful despite some of the operations being complicated. The Indian doctors say it is quite an experience. Our doctors are working in partnership with Indian doctors who are very professional and committed to their work,” said minister Gwaradzimba.

One of the Indian medical doctors, Manisa Damini, who is stationed at St Joseph’s Mission Hospital, also expressed satisfaction with the fact that all surgical procedures conducted so far have been successful.
“One case that was very challenging was of a 27-year-old female having 2 children but had a very big tumor up to the chest. We were able to successfully remove the tumor. We attended to a lot of big tumours conducting at least 22 major surgeries and 45 minor operations.

The surgeries have been a success because of assistance by the local doctors,” said the doctor.
Hospital authorities at St Joseph’s Hospital also expressed their gratitude after their centre was selected to be part of the initiative after critical cases were attended to justifying the importance of the programme.