The Central Hospital of Beira (HCB), the main center of Mozambique, will introduce ambulatory surgery this year, with the help of the Ambulatory Surgery Association of Portugal.
The Portuguese association’s president, Carlos Magalhães, quoted today by Mozambican daily Notícias, said Portuguese experts will train surgeons, nurses and post-graduate students to ensure that ambulatory surgeries are performed at HCB.
“We will train surgeons, nurses and post-graduate students here in the city of Beira for safer ambulatory surgery,” said Carlos Magalhães.
Magalhães pointed out that ambulatory surgery decreases waiting lists for surgical interventions by patients and reduces economic risks.
The president of the Association of Ambulatory Surgery of Portugal explained that this type of medical intervention has ensured that 50% of patients are operated and discharged on the same day.
Leonildo Soares, a medical surgeon at HCB, said that conditions are being created for the hospital to have adequate infrastructures, equipment and human resources for outpatient surgeries.
Almost 200 Mozambican health professionals started last week to receive training in outpatient surgery at the main hospitals in Maputo, Beira and Nampula, with Portuguese specialists, according to the Portuguese Association of Ambulatory Surgery.