Egypt can replace India as a medical referral country according to Dr Cooper Nyirenda, Chairman of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) Referral Committee.
Nyirenda, who is also QECH Chief Physician, made the assertion Saturday on his arrival from Egypt where he went on a skill enhancement tour as winner of the health category award in the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Innovations Awards.
“Egypt is an advanced country with advanced and sophisticated hospitals with advanced medical equipment giving it the potential to replace India as a medical referral country,” said the QECH physician who expressed admiration of Egypt’s dialysis units, liver and kidney transplant machines and elderly care centers among others.
On his month-long trip which was sponsored by Malawi’s Egyptian Embassy, Dr Nyirenda also underwent a medical Co-Existent training which he commends as an eye catching one that has enhance his medical knowledge experience and skill.
On his arrival through Kamuzu International Airport, the QECH referral chair was welcomed by Malawi’s Egyptian Ambassador, Maher El-Adawy, who appreciated Dr Nyirenda’s educative visit to his country.
“We are one Africa and I am very happy that you had a wonderful stay in Egypt,” said El-Adawy who further emphasised on the vitality of inter-country good relations.
MBC’s Innovations Awards is an annual inspiring the nation campaign and every one of last year’s 10 awardees will be sponsored skill enhancement trips to Egypt and China under the sponsorship of the respective embassies according to the national broadcaster’s spokesperson, Thembi Malinki.-MANA