At least fifty (50) health care workers have been trained in Mandarin Chinese language at Juba teaching Hospital to enhance verbal communication between South Sudanese doctors and Chinese doctors.

Speaking to Juba Monitor yesterday, Basoo Matrevor said he is interested in learning the Chinese language so as to better understand Chinese medical procedures and medicine.

“It is my pleasure that I am among those who joined Chinese medical teams. There is big change although it has been slow but will help us in future,’

He added that there was a great difference since they started Mandarin Chinese language because some of them communicated well with Chinese counterparts especially the department of obstetrics and gynecology as well other departments.

Joseph Wani Jada appreciated the Chinese doctors for supporting the training of medical doctors in Mandarin Chinese, in addition to providing medicines and other medical assortments to the main referral hospital.

“Chinese doctors are doing a lot of things here. I would like to thank the Chinese government for helping us with medicines and now they are going to teach us the Chinese language,” Jada said.

He added that the Chinese government has been supporting South Sudan in improving health services in Juba Teaching Hospital.

However, the Chinese Medical team Dr. Ma Tantan said they train health care workers twice a week.

“I believe that for the future, the class will be more and more. Our course is to focus on the Chinese language,” Tantan.

Last month, the Chinese language has been officially introduced to Juba Teaching Hospital to break up verbal communication barriers between South Sudanese doctors and Chinese doctors in Juba Teaching hospital.

In March, the Chinese government signed a development pact with South Sudan for the expansion and modernization of the Juba Teaching Hospital to enhance medical services.

Via Juba Monitor