Minister of Health and Social Services and several doctors will operate on some patients at Katima Mulilo State Hospital

KATIMA MULILO: The Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Bernard Haufiku and several doctors will this week operate on some patients at the Katima Mulilo State Hospital.

Haufiku and a large team of private and State medical doctors in various fields arrived in the Zambezi Region yesterday, where they will assess over 50 different medical cases initially referred to state hospitals in Rundu and Windhoek for further attention.

They will carry out the operations from today until Sunday.

During a courtesy call on the acting Governor of the Zambezi Region, Raphael Mbala, who is also the regional council chairperson, Haufiku said his return to the region follows a promise he made last month that he would bring a team of medical doctors to the Katima Mulilo State Hospital.

Haufiku said dentists, who also forms part of the group will check on cases of mouth cancer, as it seems that general practitioners are not properly diagnosing this life-threatening disease.