Two Indian specialist surgeons in the profession of orthopedics (bone systems), ear, nose and throat will be in Tanzania for three days to help people in Tanzania access health services without having to travel abroad or India.
The team will also strengthen relationships between two countries and meet with Tanzanian doctors engaged in the respective fields, according to Dr Murthy Venkateswaran, the chief executive officer for the Sanitas Medical and Diagnostic Centre.
He said that the two specialist doctors are Dr Kumaresh Krishnamoorthy who is specialized in ear, nose and throat and Dr Gautam Kodikal, specialized in orthopedics. They will arrive in Tanzania on February 24 and while in Tanzania on February 25th -26th they will provide their health services for Tanzanians at Sanitas Medical Centre.
Sanitas is conveniently located in Kinondoni District, inside the newly constructed Baraka Plaza at Msasani area, he said, noting that while in Tanzania they will treat patients who would otherwise have to find means of travel and accommodation facilities in India or elsewhere.
“As Sanitas Medical and Diagnostic Centre we have decided to bring specialist doctors from India to Tanzania after observed that the majority of Tanzanians can not manage to transfer their patients to India and other countries for treatment. You need your family to be around you if you don’t have enough funds,” he said.
“Also if you don’t have enough funds you cannot travel to India for treatment and while in India you cannot afford to buy food and pay for accommodation facilities,” he affirmed. Patients and other people are encouraged to use this opportunity and visit at Sanitas Centre with past records of case papers and X-Ray print out, scans and others diagnostic materials which provide a background of the disease.
Confirmed patients and other people with ear, nose and throat problems or bone related troubles are encouraged to make an appointment with Sanitas by calling Dr Murthy Venkateswaran on 0689 554,830 or emailing email@example.com for arrangement before the doctors arrive in Tanzania, he said.
The doctors’ main focus is to understand how many people need such services so that the hospital facility can bring more doctors from India, the medic underlined.
Tanzanians are encouraged to take advantage of such visits from super specialists at Sanitas so that the facility is encouraged to bring more and more specialists in a variety of disciplines.
The consultation fee will be 50,000/-, while surgeries if identified as required will be conducted on Tuesday, 26th February, he added.
Apart from February 26th, the specialist surgeons will conduct a seminar free of charge to interact with Tanzanian medical professionals on recent advanced technologies in the fields of ear, nose, throat and orthopedics.
The event will take place at the Protea Courtyard Hotel on February 26th, the Sanitas director noted, urging Tanzania doctors engaged in this sector to use this opportunity to discuss various issues relating to those fields, targeting medical professionals, chiefly doctors and nurses.
Local medical personnel will be able to take note of what Indian doctors have done in their country, compare notes with their counterparts, and exchange views on how to provide the best services for patients.
He said Indian doctors are interested to support Tanzania to enhance their expertise in terms of training, transfer of knowledge especially for doctors engaged in this sector, as the Indian facility has qualified experts and fully equipped operation theatres. They have international standards that can help Tanzania move forward and improve the quality of health service delivery, the host director emphasized.
Also in March the Sanitas centre plans to bring a pediatric cardiologist, a urologist, a fertility specialist and others to help people in Tanzania access their services without having to travel to India or abroad.