|Chinese medical team heads Botswana's way|
Medical teams from the People's Republic of China have contributed significantly in the betterment of lives of Batswana over the years, says the Minister of Health, Prof. Sheila Tlou. She said this at the occasion to sign a memorandum of agreement for a Chinese medical team to work in Botswana. The minister said the 12th protocol was developed through consultations between the two governments."The Chinese medical team will comprise of 40 medical staff and six support staff to work in Botswana for three years from the date of their arrival. The eleventh Chinese medical team ends its three year service at the end of this year, 2008,"she explained.She also asserted that this is a view to strengthening friendly cooperative relations between the two countries in the field of medical and health services."The duty of the medical team is to carry out medical work and exchange experiences through their close cooperation and medical practice with the Botswana medical personnel," the minister says.She highlighted that the Chinese medical team will work at Princess Marina hospital and Nyangabgwe hospital during their three year service in Botswana.The minister added that the terms of the 12th protocol have been improved as the Botswana government will provide accommodation and pay the team overtime allowances.