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Mouzinho Saide, whom President Filipe Nyusi relieved of his duties as Deputy Health Minister on Monday, has now been appointed director of Mozambique’s largest health unit, Maputo Central Hospital.
Health Minister Nazira Abdula swore Saide into his new position on Tuesday. He is filling the vacancy left by Joao Fumane, who died in April.
At the ceremony, Abdula urged Saide to commit himself to ensuring that the Central Hospital continues to provide ever better services to the public. She found his appointment encouraging “because you know the real situation of the health sector as a whole. You also know the real situation of the government, and so you can advocate for the needs of Maputo Central Hospital”.
She was confident that Saide is the right person for the job, and can build on the progress made by Fumane and his team, making the changes he may deem opportune to improve the quality of the services provided by the hospital.
“Everybody, and particularly health professionals, knows that good performance by Maputo Central Hospital has an impact on the entire National Health System, and improves the indicators of our hospital care”, stressed Abdula.
She recalled Nyusi’s visit to the hospital in May, when the President had urged it to become the model for all the other central hospitals in the country (in Beira, Quelimane and Nampula).
Saide assured the Minister that he is prepared to work to ensure a better quality of health care for all citizens who seek the services of the Central Hospital.
As Deputy Minister, Saide had also been the official spokesperson for the government. At Tuesday’s meeting of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet), that position was taken by the Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ana Comoana.Source: AIM
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