Russian medical academics visit Free State hospitals


A delegation of Russian medical academics visited the Universitas Academic Hospital and the Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein yesterday.

The Free State Department of Health spokesperson, Mondli Mvambi, said the delegation will be visiting other health institutions around the province throughout the week.

Mvambi said the purpose of the visit is to assess the state of health facilities in the province to ensure that the curriculum and teaching methods taught in Russian Institutions where South African medical students are being trained are suited to the conditions in the Free State.

The point of the visit is to make sure that when those students return they do not find they have learned something “irrelevant,” said Mvambi.