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Maputo Central Hospital (HCM), Mozambique’s largest healthcare unit, received surgical material on Wednesday that will for the first time in Mozambique allow the insertion of prostheses in patients with oesophageal cancer in any number, the institution has announced.
“This is the first time we will be able to insert stents in large numbers, benefiting more than 100 patients,” HCM director Mouzinho Saíde said.
The prostheses will improve the quality of life of patients up until now suffering intense pain and difficulty in feeding, he added.
Saíde was speaking at the official hand-over of the seven million meticais (EUR 98,000) donation by South Korean company M.I. Tech, arranged within the scope of its social responsibility programme.
The donation consists of 1,868 diagnostic kits and 121 stents, and accompanying its arrival are medical teams from the hospitals of Santa Maria, in Lisbon, Portugal, and the Apollo, in Hiderabad, India, who will assist in the first batch of surgeries.
HCM treats more than 100 cases of oesophageal cancer each year, mostly women, and plans to expand treatment to other hospitals in the country.Source: Lusa
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