According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, which VerAngola had access to, the minister was speaking this Tuesday, in India, where she leads a national delegation participating in the Pharma Live Expo 2023, to be held in the city of Mumbai (India), at the invitation of the Angola-Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
According to the holder of the Health portfolio, "one of the objectives of the trip" to India is to "find solutions" to bring Angolan staff "to have training in specific areas".
"One of the objectives of the trip to the Republic of India is to find solutions for bringing our staff to have training in specific areas such as oncological surgery with various dimensions, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery and also on the other hand to take professionals from India to train staff in Angola," said Sílvia Lutucuta, quoted in the statement.
In the city of Hyderabad, adds the note, the delegation visited "some areas of the Citizens Specialized Hospital and the American Cancer Institute, which is a private sector unit of world reference in the Asia region, which provides medical services and also health tourism as a major source of revenue for the sector".
The minister, at the time, said that the start of construction works "of a cancer reference unit" in Luanda is in sight.
According to the statement, the visit was accompanied by the Senior General Manager and Head of Medical Services of the Hyderabad Region, Mir Raza Ali Khan, national directors and senior officials from the Ministry of Health.
On Wednesday, the minister gave a speech at the opening of the event, defending, "that within the scope of public policies in Angola, the production of medicines, vaccines and medical means constitutes an emergency and Angola has a strong partnership with India".
On the occasion, the holder of the Health portfolio referred that Angola is involved "in a broad process of diversification of the economy dedicating substantial resources to the reconstruction and building of essential modern and technologically updated infrastructures", reads another communiqué from the tutelage, the that VerAngola had access to.
"The accelerated training of national staff serves to guarantee a better response to the priority needs of the social and economic sectors", she indicated.
Pharma Live Expo 2023 takes place from March 1st to March 3rd at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai City.
Along with Sílvia Lutucuta, the national delegation also includes the general director of ARMED, Catiza Mangueira, the general director of CECOMA, Lizandra da Costa, the general director of INIS, Joana Morais, national directors, consultants and doctors, as well as the Administrator from AIPEX, Neide dos Santos and national businessmen linked to the pharmaceutical area.