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Angola has 14,000 doctors to serve the population

The chairman of the Order of Doctors, Elisa Gaspar, informed that Angola has 14,000 doctors registered with the organization, both national and foreign, to assist the population.


Admitting that although the number of professionals is growing, the official recognized the shortage of doctors to respond to the demand, adding that the order, together with the Ministry of Health, works to reverse the current situation, as quickly as possible.

Cited by Jornal de Angola, the chairman – who was speaking on the occasion of the Angolan Doctor's Day, marked this Thursday, January 26 – said that there are professionals performing specialties abroad "that little by little" are returning to the country, saying she believes that soon the coverage will be greater.

"There are some doctors doing specialties outside the country, who are gradually returning to the country. I believe that soon the coverage will be greater", she said, quoted by Jornal de Angola.

Another of the order's concerns, he advanced, is related to instruction in specialties, having highlighted the design of more specialty boarding schools across the country, in the sense that, in the future, all hospital units, especially those of a secondary and tertiary level, manage to have specialists in a satisfactory number and quality to respond to the demand, writes Jornal de Angola.

In this sense, advances Jornal de Angola, the order created a commission, made up of technicians from the ministry, with a view to ensuring, in a short period of time, conditions for proper instruction of new staff.

Addressing the graduates in medicine, the official recommended that they attend units on the outskirts, over three years, in order to improve their knowledge in the field of general and family medicine, adding that "when they finish this cycle they will have more knowledge to make a solid career in medicine, as well as in any specialty".

"Before, the specialties were done in five or six years. Now they are done in four, in the cases of surgery. The non-surgical ones, which used to last four years, are now three. specialists with quality," he added, quoted by Jornal de Angola.


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