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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

Dar paramedics to train in India

8th May 2012

Paramedics and sports club’s doctors will have an opportunity to polish their knowledge at a Ruby Hall Clinic, its managing trustee Purvez Grant confirmed in Dar es Salaam yesterday.

Grant said the Ruby Clinic is available to provide further education in sports science and specialized training for those interested in the field.

Grant said his hospital has a special team of orthopedics who has been dealing with sports medicine for many years.

The trustee was addressing Dar es Salaam based medical doctors at the function organised by Shift Med Tanzania yesterday.

He said the Ruby Clinic provides medical services to India premier cricket side Pune Warriors that features in the country’s Champions league.

The clinic is committed to help Tanzania orthopedics through providing specialised training to team doctors in sports related emergencies.

Grant said the clinic is also expected to partner with Dar hospitals to ease expenses to be incurred for the trip to India .

He went on to say that Tanzania like many other African country need a boost to train its paramedics and sports doctors to ensure safety improvement during sporting activities.

“We have a full department which deals with sports medicine and I hope Tanzania sports doctors will soon start travelling to India for specialised training”, he said.

He declined to disclose when the project will start as his visit was initially aimed at discussing with medical practitioners on how best they can work together for the benefit of the two countries.

He said most injuries sustained by sports personalities are preventable, but poor facilities and expertise results in athletes and players to end their careers prematurely.

According to him the clinic has state of the art facilities having served several African countries through conducting surgeries in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

Meanwhile, the Medical Association of Tanzania (MAT) chairman Namala Myopic said the country stands to benefit a lot if the partnership will be realized.

He said currently higher learning institutions do not offer special courses in sports medicine and only depend on people who did physical educations and others who have medical knowledge to work as team doctors.

Myopic said it will be difficult for the country to offer degrees in sports medicine as the Government has many other new degrees to introduce.

Alex Kobolyenda who is the managing partner of Shift Med Tanzania said the country needs to develop its medical professional by learning from well developed countries like India.

He described the project as ideal for the development of Tanzania and thanked the Indian clinic for accepting to pay the visit.

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