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China has sent four medical teams comprising 16 members each to work for Kamuzu and Mzuzu Central hospitals.

The Chinese doctors have been deployed to conduct surgeries to 300 cataract patients to help them regain sight.

Chinese Ambassador to Malawi, Shi-Ting Wang, said the cooperation between the two countries in various fields has sustained smooth and rapid growth, bringing tangible benefits to the country.

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“Health and people welfare is on top agenda of the China-Malawi relations,” said Shi-Ting.

The medical team was unveiled to the Minister of Health, Peter Kumpalume, at Capital Hill in Lilongwe during a donation of assorted medical equipment meant for Kamuzu Central Hospital worth K35 million from the Chinese Embassy.

Shi-Ting said he believes that the medical equipment would go a long way in alleviating the equipment short-fall in the public hospitals.

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Kumpalume, while commending China for the donation, said his ministry is facing challenges, particularly inadequate medical experts.

“We are very grateful for medical personnel and equipment that you sent to us, but I don’t want to hear that three months from now, the equipment is not installed and the ministry will make sure that it is put to good use,” he said.

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