Africa-Press – Rwanda. The University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK) and King Faisal Hospital signed a cooperation project with the University Hospital Center IBN SINA of Rabat Morocco. The signing took place on Tuesday September 14.
The cooperation will among others cover professional development of the hospitals’ surgical departments, training and staff exchange.
Theobald Hategekimana, the Director General of CHUK, said after the signing; “this new cooperation will help in the exchange of doctors and nurses and technical staff, in order to promote trainings in different areas like pediatrics and internal medicine, among others, and see that our doctors and nurses upgrade their skills in treating different conditions.”
He added that the new deal will help in the development of thoracic surgeries that involve operations on organs in the chest like the heart and lungs, among other areas of surgical cooperation.
“Currently, we do not do thoracic surgeries at CHUK, and with this cooperation, we will be able to develop these surgeries through training of our own doctors and be able to offer these services to Rwandans who really need them,” he said.
Hategekimana added that the first mission of doctors is expected to come in January next year.
Sbay Sidi Hicham, the chief of the cooperation of IBN SINA said that they wanted to build a channel of collaboration with the Rwandan health sector, adding that through this cooperation, information will be shared on different health issues and find solutions for them.
“We will particularly focus on capacity building, and development in areas of surgery like Cardio-vascular surgeries and kidney transplants that King Faisal will soon start doing” he said.
He added: “The main aim of this cooperation deal is the sharing of information, on both medical and management of hospitals, where I believe both countries will learn from each other in these areas.”
University Hospital Center IBN SINA of Rabat, Morocco, is the largest of such kind in Morocco, and operates more than 10 hospitals for health care and hospitalization.