Botswana has created a unit specializing in cardiac care and a team of Mauritian doctors went there to share its expertise with local professionals.
These seven cardiac surgeons are the cardiologist Santosh Reebye, Girish Ramphul anesthetist, assistant surgeon Chuttur Prakash, Anil Boolauky the perfusionist, the panseuse Cindy Sinapoulay and anesthetist Alberto Shortcut.The team was supervised by the cardiologist Sunil Gunness, also director of the cardiology center.
This is the fourth mission of this team in Botswana in 18 months. Dr. Sunil Gunness says the purpose of this partnership is to transfer know-how professionals in this country. " We are doing a wonderful job that carries a high risk. We open heart interventions and it is not learned at once. It took me by the hand and I want to do the same for others , "says Sunil Gunness.
A total of one hundred patients have benefited from this mission. " The echocardiograms and angiograms twenty were made. We also made ??two expansion valves, a pacemaker placed for the first time and performed six open heart interventions , "said Dr. Gunness stating that it is the lack of beds that prevented more interventions are performed.
Fifteen doctors and 30 nurses in Botswana have benefited from the training offered by the Mauritians. Dr. Sunil Gunness says the expansion valve interventions are most common in Botswana.
Other collaborations are planned for this year. It is the state of Botswana, which funded the movement and management of Mauritian doctors.