• Short Summary

    THE IVORY-COASTS'S NEW UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL TEACHING CENTRE, BUILT IN ABIDJAN AT A COST OF NEARLY GBP3.6 MILLION STERLING, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON THURSDAY.

  • Description

    THE IVORY-COASTS'S NEW UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL TEACHING CENTRE, BUILT IN ABIDJAN AT A COST OF NEARLY GBP3.6 MILLION STERLING, WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED ON THURSDAY. AT THE INAUGURAL CEREMONY OF THE HOSPITAL CENTRE, PRESIDENT FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY SIMULTANEOUSLY OPENED THE SECOND IVORY-COAST MEDICAL CONFERENCE, WHICH IS BEING ATTENDED BY MEDICAL EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    FRANCE HAS PROVIDED MORE THAN HALF OF THE COST OF THE HOSPITAL TEACHING CENTRE, WHICH WILL PROVIDE PLACES FOR ABOUT 200 AFRICAN STUDENTS.

    FRENCH AID ALSO HELPED TO BUILD AND EQUIP THE COUNTRY'S NEW NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH, WHICH PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY WENT ON TO OPEN LATER ON THURSDAY.

    AMONG LEADING GUESTS AT THE HOSPITAL CENTRE CEREMONY WAS FOREIGN MINISTER CYRILLE ADOULA OF CONGO-KINSHASA, WHO WAS MAKING AN EXTENDED OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE IVORY COAST.

    OTHER OVERSEAS GUESTS INCLUDED DOCTORS FROM EUROPE, CANADA AND OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES, IN ABIDJAN TO ATTEND THE IVORY-COAST MEDICAL CONFERENCE AT THE NEW CENTRE -- NEARLY 500 DOCTORS AND MEDICAL EXPERTS WILL BE DISCUSSING TROPICAL DISEASES.

    THE HOSPITAL CENTRE WILL PROVIDE BEDS FOR 500 PATIENTS, AND EXTENSIONS TO ADD ANOTHER 400 HOSPITAL BEDS ARE PLANNED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2AB5WS20AMY05NSSMI29KWAJF
    Media URN:
    VLVA2AB5WS20AMY05NSSMI29KWAJF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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