The head of the Ministry of Health at Vesturhöfði, Dr Keith Cloete, says that new surgeries with the help of robots at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town will pave the way for the development of more groundbreaking services in the public health sector in the district.
Tygerberg is the first public sector hospital in South Africa to perform robotic surgery.
Three actions have already been taken.
The department has invested almost ISK 40 million in each robot it bought before the surgery. One is for Tygerberg and the other for Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.
Cloete addressed a press conference at Tygerberg Hospital following one of the operations: “When we had to make this decision, I remember my colleagues saying, ‘We are making a decision, not for now, we are making a decision for the system we want. to see in the future ‘. So when we took it, we took it, committed ourselves to the resources and, as you say, the rest is history, “says Cloete.
Last year, Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town became the first hospital in Africa to perform robotic surgery after the latest Da Vinci XI surgical robot was launched.
VIDEO: Groote Schuur Hospital presents its first robotic operation
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