Rotary International pays courtesy call on President Mnangagwa

By ZBC Reporter
THE Zimbabwe-India Rotary Vocational training team which has assisted over 700 patients suffering from various ailments at Mutare Provincial Hospital this Wednesday paid a courtesy call on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to extend their gratitude to the President for allowing them to fulfil their mission, which is affording communities with rare medical expertise.
The team started work last week on the 26th of February and they are offering free surgical services to patients. They are in the country till the 7th of March.
They brought equipment, instruments and medical supplies which will be donated to the hospital after the mission.
Briefing the media after meeting the President, the Rotary International Vice President, Olanyika Babalola said this being their 2nd mission in Zimbabwe they are focusing on empowering local experts so that they can continue providing similar services.
“This is a vocational training team. It is not just about coming to carry out surgical operations. The intent behind vocational training is to make sure that local professionals in this area of skills pick up new skills from the experts that have come from outside the country,” he said
The Rotarian team came with a team of twenty specialist Indian doctors. Some of these include 4 general surgeons, 4 Ophthalmology, 2 Orthopaedic, 2 Dentistry, one ENT, A gynaecologist, a Plastic Surgeon and a dermatologist.
The last mission to come to Mutare was in 2015 and it handled more than 1 100 surgical cases against a target of 800.
This is the 2nd mission to be carried out in Zimbabwe under the Zim-Indian Vocational training mission and the 44th in Africa to be carried under Rotary Vocational training.