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Portugal continues to receive 80 percent of Angolan patients undergoing treatment abroad

Portugal continues to be the country with the highest number of Angolan patients abroad, despite the decrease in the last four years from 500 to 129 patients, of which 80 percent are in Portuguese territory, the Angolan Government said this Monday.


According to the Minister of Health, Sílvia Lutucuta, who was speaking on the sidelines of the I Conference on Health Boards, the situation was reversed as of 2017, as a result of the situation of management difficulties in the sectors of Portugal and South Africa, with a "very large investment that was made in the country".

"We started from almost 500 patients between the health sector of Portugal and South Africa in 2017, by this time the two sectors only have about 129 patients, with 80 percent of them in Portugal," she said.

In her opening speech, the Minister of State for the Social Area, Carolina Cerqueira, highlighted that the executive has made a large investment in infrastructure, equipped with specialized services for the treatment of patients in the renal, cardiac, oncological, orthopedic and ophthalmic.

According to Carolina Cerqueira, patients with needs in these specialties already benefit from care and services in Angola, with good examples of which Angolans can be proud, namely with regard to cardiac surgery, which is performed at the Cardeal D. Alexander do Nascimento.

"Patients who needed hip and knee surgery have already benefited from this care at Hospital Américo Boavida and there was also a very significant improvement in the interventional assistance potential of the Instituto Oftalmológico de Angola", she said.

The official also highlighted that, between 2018 and 2019, the two largest public tenders in the history of the health sector in Angola were carried out, with the admission of 33,093 new professionals in the special career and in the general regime, as well as 100 percent of the framework. of doctors trained in the country and abroad.

"To guarantee the provision of services in these new units, the specialization of doctors began, having been defined an emergency training plan, medical internship, directing the direct entry to the internship for all doctors", she stressed.


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