Exchange of experience between Eritrean and Italian surgeons described vital
Pointing out that a dialysis section was be established in 2004 following the accord between the Eritrean Ministry of Health and several Italian health institutions as well as universities, Dr. Habteab Mehari, director of the hospital, disclosed that the section is currently rendering commendable service on the basis of 10 machines.
Among the visiting Italian crew of surgeons, Dr. Salvatore Galanti explained that this is his 16th visit to Eritrea, and that they have conducted successful operations in collaboration with Eritrean counterparts on 50 patients with kidney and urinary cases. He also stated that members of the crew look forward for ways and means laser-based kidney treatment could be introduced in the National Referral Hospital.
Dr. Solomon Gebregziabher, a surgeon in the National Referral Hospital, said that he has acquired valuable experience upon working with the visiting Italian medical crew from Rome, and voiced deep appreciation for the spirit of collaboration on the part of the fellow medical experts.
A number of Eritrean medical personnel have been attending further studies and training courses in various Italian universities, while the hospital is stepping up endeavors to equip newly graduating surgeons with the necessary experience, Dr. Habteab elaborated.