PARIRENYATWA Group of Hospitals received cervical cancer screening equipment from the Chinese Embassy for the ongoing third round of screening and treatment in conjunction with a Chinese hospital, Hunan Province Maternal and Child Hospital.
By Kudakwashe Pembere
First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa who officiated the launch of this project thanked the Chinese Government for donating the equipment and expertise.
I understand that last year, the project targeted 1000 women and was pleased to know that they exceeded their expectations. I hope this year they will again exceed the targeted number,” she said.
Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo said his Ministry is tirelessly working to fight Cervical Cancer.
“My Ministry will continue to fight this scourge and we shall not relent in this fight. I am really moved by the enthusiasm shown by our Chinese colleagues to selflessly partner my Ministry in the screening and treatment of cervical cancer. We are forever grateful to you, Mr Guo Shaochun representing our Chinese friends. This is the third time in three consecutive years that such a clinical camp has been held at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals and we hope that this third phase will see over 3000 women cumulatively being screened and some actually receiving the necessary treatment,” he said.
Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Mr Guo Shaochun said experts from his country will see over 1 700 screened and treated.
“The Cervical Cancer Disease Prevention and Treatment Project that we are launching today is another testimony of our continuous devotion in the health sector. In this three-phase project, experts from China work together with Zimbabwean medical staff to screen and treat over 1700 patients. Medical equipment are donated to capacitate Parirenyatwa Hospital for checks and operations,” he said.