According to data released this Tuesday at the opening of the school year, the training will include more than 1,500 technicians in the sector, namely doctors, nurses and administrative staff, and will have the support of four Cuban doctors who are already on the angolan ground.
The emphasis will be on internments, a field in which 80 doctors will be trained, along with more than 17 specialties, writes Jornal de Angola.
Cited by the same newspaper, D'jamel Kitumba, pedagogical and scientific director of the hospital complex, indicated that within a time frame of three years Angola will have a high number of specialist doctors trained internally.
"We will have specialists not only in cardiac or cardiovascular surgery, but also from different hospital areas, such as internal cardiology, internal and intensive medicine, neurosurgery and imaging", he informed.
About the Cardiopulmonary Diseases Hospital Complex "Cardeal Dom Alexandre de Nascimento" - inaugurated in November last year and which since then has performed more than 50 complex surgeries -, the official said that this unit has 1700 employees who are also undergoing training in terms of pre and post graduation and permanent training.
On the occasion, Leonardo Inocêncio, Secretary of State for Health for the Hospital Area, challenged the unit to be the first in Angola to perform a heart transplant: "With the approval of the Transplant Law and the Medical Reproduction Law Assisted, we will soon have the inauguration of an institution that will respond to these two major sectors, in addition to this hospital unit".
Carlos Masseca, director-general of the hospital complex, also quoted by Jornal de Angola, said that it was a "historic day, as the training of the first cardiovascular surgeons began".