New Delhi, Sunday (Jan 24, 2021)

ZAMBIA’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga has congratulated India over the two locally made COVID 19 vaccines made in that country.

“I further wish to congratulate Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi ji for the launch of a massive vaccination exercise in his country,” Mrs. Kapijimpanga said.

She added that Zambia, being one of the friendly countries to India, would definitely request for vaccines supply following necessary steps.

She was speaking when she toured Pushpawati Singhania Hospital and Research Institute (PSRI), a multi speciality hospital, in New Delhi, India.

“President Edgar Lungu has prioritised health as a key economic investment to spur our nation to become a prosperous middle- income country by 2030,” Mrs. Kapijimpanga said.

The High Commissioner urged specialists at PSRI to design programs of mainly doing medical-surgical camps in Zambia, and only exceptional cases refer for treatment in India.

“More cases will have to be handled in Zambia as the budget for 2021 speaks to local superspecialty treatments,” she said.

And Pushpawati Singhania Hospital and Research Institute (PSRI) Chief Executive Officer- Dr.Dipak Shukla said PSRI hospital had 23 superspecialties run by experienced specialists.

“PSRI hospital is willing to collaborate in disciplines such as cardiac care Neurospine, oncology, orthopaedics, arthroplasty, renal science and organ transplant,” Dr. Shukla said.

This is contained in a statement released by First Secretary Press at Zambia High Commission in India Bangwe Naviley.