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Medical exchange US army doctors volunteer at 37 Military Hospital

According to the head of the US delegation, Captain Robert Wallace, the Americans have learnt a lot especially in how to improvise in situations of shortage, since the beginning of the programme about a week ago.

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US docs exchange.png play Member of the US army medical team (Graphic Online/Benedict Obuobi)

A team of doctors within the United States army are in Ghana as part of a three week exchange programme.

The doctors are based at one of Ghana's major hospitals, the 37 Military Hopsital, located in Accra's military enclave.

According to the head of the US 16-member delegation, Captain Robert Wallace, the Americans have learnt a lot especially in how to improvise in situations of shortage, since the beginning of the programme about a week ago.

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“We have experienced a lot here because we have learnt how to improvise when there are no facilities. The military trains its health personnel mainly for deployment in times of need. With the experience we are getting here, we will be in a position to respond to healthcare needs in other contexts,” Graphic Online reports.

37-Millitary-Hospital.png play The 37 Military Hospital in Accra

Administrators of the 37 Hospital also expressed their pleasure at the medical exchange because of how both beneficial it was going to be for its staff members and patients alike.

The Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Major Gariba Pabi said: “[The US team has] a lot of equipment and advanced medical technology, so our people who get the opportunity to partner them are able to update their knowledge and skills.”

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