15 March 2014

Angola: Health Minister Discusses Staff Shortage in Sector

The shortage of employees in the health sector in the northern province of Zaire topped the meeting the Health minister José Van-dunem held with the local government members and health officials on Friday in the province's capital, M'banza Congo city.

Chaired by the provincial governor, José Joanes Andrés, the meeting aimed at presenting the state of the sector and the situation of shortage of staff in Zaire province.

As for the issue related to the staff, the report on the state of health reveals that Zaire province has only 62 doctors, including 14 nationals.

The province also has 628 basic nursing technicians and six seniors specialists

, to meet a universe of more than 500 thousand inhabitants.

The region comprises 27 health centres and six municipal hospitals.

In response to the concerns raised, the minister José Van-dunem suggested to make rational use of the few existing health employees in Zaire.

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