Young doctor who helped separate Siamese twins found dead

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UTH paediatric surgeon Dr Vernon Pashi who was part of the team that successfully separated conjoined twins Bupe and Mapalo has died.

According to the Ministry of Health, Dr Pashi, 33, was found dead in his bedroom around 09:00 hours on Sunday by a family member.

University Teaching Hospitals Senior Medical Superintendent Dr Clerance Chiluba has confirmed the Dr Pashi’s death.

“It is with great sadness to inform you that Dr Vernon Mwape Pashi, 33, has died. He was found dead in his bedroom around 09: hours this morning by a family member. He graduated in 2010 as a doctor,” Dr Chiluba said in a brief statement released by Ministry of Health head of communication Stanslous Ngosa.

“Our prayers are with the family and as a professional we have been robbed of an upcoming Surgeon,”

At the time of his death he was the Paediatric Surgery registrar at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka.



Sept 2014 to Date: Registrar/Trainee for Master of Medicine-The University Teaching Hospital

Feb,2013 to Oct: 2014: Senior Resident Medical Officer: Kitwe Central Hospital

May 2011-Medical Doctor-Ministry of Health


2004 to 2011: Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS): University of Zambia

1998 to 2002: St Francis Secondary School

May His Soul Rest In Peace


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