New Chinese medical team will be dispatched to Seychelles
（From Chinese Embassy in Seychelles）
A team of six medical professionals from China is expected to be dispatched to Seychelles in August, according to a protocol agreement between the Chinese and Seychelles government.
The Chinese ambassador Shi Zhonjun and Minister for Health Mitcy Larue signed the agreement on the 2 April, 2012 at Victoria, Seychelles.
Speaking after the signing, Ambassador Shi said that first of all he thanks the six doctors who are working in the Seychelles, and another team of six doctors will be working in Seychelles in the fields of acupuncture, orthopaedic, radiology, radiography, cardiology and neurosurgery. Apart from the medical team, the Chinese government will dispatch a group of volunteers to Seychelles. Other aspects in which Seychelles benefits from the cooperation programme include the donation of medicine and medical equipment, and training for 20 professionals from the ministry every year.
Mrs Larue said the cooperation programme between the two countries constitutes the mainstay of a long standing and privileged relationship.
"Through this cooperation, the Chinese medical professionals not only help our local team to improve the health of our nation, but they also have a mission to 'add life to years' of the Seychellois people," she said.