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'Only 6 brain surgeons left in Zimbabwe'

by Staff reporter
03 Jul 2014 at 08:04hrs | Views

Health and Child Care minister David Parirenyatwa yesterday revealed that only six neurosurgeons had remained behind after the majority fled the country in search of greener pastures a few years ago.

Addressing a neurosurgeons' conference in Harare, Parirenyatwa said ideally the country ought to have at least 60 neurosurgeons to adequately cater for the population.

The conference was attended by delegates from at least 11 countries which included Brazil, Spain, France, America, Italy, China, Japan, India, Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

He said the country suffered a lot of brain drain in all areas of the health sector in which there was need to improve conditions of service.

Source - newsday
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