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Mauritius: The lack of handicaps specialists in public hospitals on the island and causes unease among health professionals




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Public hospitals on the island are in acute shortage of specialists. This is the least disturbing observation made by the medical profession that points to this fact, despite government announcements of specialized hospitals that will soon open their doors to the four corners of the island, as shown in the newspaper L 'Express of Mauritius.
 
Especially with the background, the key issue on the prior training of these specialists who are now short staffed in the hospitals of the island or without specific services.

"There must have all departments, such as oncology for pediatric oncologists, or gastroenterologists for example. If there is only simple pediatricians, it's not worthwhile ", said the practitioner Wasseem Ballam, president of the Mauritius Officers Association (MHOA).

The association therefore suggests that the Mauritian students are also encouraged to specialize in their learning curriculum, and to be operational right out of medical school.
 
Other health professionals also denounce of their side the lack of surgical tools to sutures or wound care in hospitals of Mauritius.
 
"The medical and high-tech equipment is a good thing in hospitals, but what about the basic equipment", laments bitterly Bagaooaduth Kallooa, president of the Nursing Association.



Fabrice François


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