The Egyptian medical team in a photograph with officials of the Ministry of Health (MoH) and Embassy of Egypt in Ghana
The Egyptian doctors who were brought into the country at the request of the Ministry of Health (MoH) have completed their humanitarian service at various hospitals across the country.
The team of 15 doctors, made up of surgical consultants, dentists and dental specialists, orthopaedists, urologists, pulmonologists, gynaecologists, internal medicine consultants, microbiologists and cardiologists, worked in regional hospitals at Ho, Cape Coast, Yendi and Tamale.
Dr Victor Bampoe, Deputy Minister of Health, at a farewell ceremony organised for the medical team, lauded the Egyptian medical team for the medical support they provided during their stay in the country.
“We want to say thank you for the brotherhood assistance you have shown to Ghana,” Dr Bampoe stated.
He said both countries had benefited mutually from the collaboration, adding that their presence augmented the brotherhood that exists between the two countries.
Dr Bampoe also appreciated the continuous collaboration between the Egyptian medical team and the country whenever their assistance is needed in the health sector.
Mohammed Heider, ambassador of Egypt to Ghana, said the team of doctors complemented the efforts of their Ghanaian counterparts to provide the needed healthcare to persons who needed them.
“They have 24 major operations, 40 anaesthesia cases, 607 outpatient department cases and 304 impatient cases. One hundred and forty three doctors in the country also received training from their Egyptian colleagues in their field of concentration.”
Dr Abdelaal Elbahnasy, leader of the medical team, said the cooperation from the Ghanaian doctors and nurses was excellent.
‘Let us make this a permanent initiative where at least there would be a continuous support every month,” he said.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri