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Italian medical crew expresses appreciation for competence of Eritrean medical professionals

Members of an Italian medical crew from the Italian city of Padova who are in the Homeland for a surgical campaign targeting pediatric cardiac cases requiring surgical intervention have expressed appreciation for the competence of Eritrean medical professionals.

Asmara, 20 November 2013 – Members of an Italian medical crew from the Italian city of Padova who are in the Homeland for a surgical campaign targeting pediatric cardiac cases requiring surgical intervention have expressed appreciation for the competence of Eritrean medical professionals.

Indicating that her current trip constitutes the 10th one since the year 2004, Prof. Ornella Milansi, one of the medical experts numbering 19, expressed satisfaction with engaging in such joint surgical venture which involved exchange of experience. She further stated that the 9-day work exposure in the country has enabled them to witness availability of reliable medical facilities and expertise paired with professional commitment.

Likewise, Prof.Giovanni Stellin stated that Eritrea is one of the countries that have registered remarkable achievement regarding cardiac surgery, and that the government’s endeavors towards human resource development would give impetus to this virtue. He further voiced appreciation for the spirit of collaboration witnessed in the course of the campaign.

Dr. Tsigereda Gebrehiwet, head of the Pediatric Center at Orotta National Referral Hospital, disclosed that the medical crew conducted successful surgeries on 12 children, and that the process provided groundwork for Eritrean co-workers to demonstrate their competency thereof.

Likewise, Dr. Yosef Tewolde, Surgeon at the National Referral Hospital, stated that such surgery could currently be done on children and infants of few months age thanks to the application of new technology. He also made note of the experience being acquired by Eritrean surgeons on the basis of joint ventures of this type.

Reports indicate that from the year 2002 to the present, more than 875 children have become beneficiaries of surgical services by medical teams from Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

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