Twenty (20) Zambian paramedics have completed an intensive month long training at Artemis Hospital in India under sponsorship from the Zambian government.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga has noted that the newly trained officers should help fulfil the vision of making Zambia a regional medical hub just as India is now rich in medical tourism after taking a similar path.

Addressing the paramedics in Gurugram in India, Mrs. Kapijimpanga said she was happy that 66 delegates from 13 African countries were in India for the mid- career specialised medical training program funded by the Indian government.

The High Commissioner further expressed gratitude to the government of India for various training opportunities to Zambian nationals.

In a statement issued to ZANIS in Lusaka today by First Secretary for Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in New Delhi in India, Bangwe Naviley, Mrs. Kapijimpanga indicated that the relationship between India and Zambia is historical as it started during the liberation struggle.

She stated that annually, at least over two hundred Zambians travel to India for specialised medical attention hence the training that the health care practitioners have undergone comes at the right time.

Mrs. Kapijimpanga has since urged the Zambian health experts to work hard in order to reduce the disease burden in the country.

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