House Chair, the ANC is once again delighted by the success stories of the Republic of South Africa and Cuba Medical Training programme. As one of its recepients, Dr Nhlanhla Mngadi, a medical intern with the family medicine unit, is already treating a number of patients at R K Khan Hospital in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal for the very first time.
Dr Mngadi who is a child from an impoverished home and many like him, are doctors today because of the ANC's government's initiative and support. Had it not been for the Republic of South Africa-Cuba Medical Training programme, their dreams of becoming doctors would have been a pipe dream.
Since the programme has been pioneered, it has since produced 127 doctors while 438 are still studying in Cuba, and 291 are now completing their studies in South Africa. Dr Mngadi's journey started in 2011 when he and hundreds of other poor South African students left their homes to study medicine in Cuba.