Indian specialists offer training to 300 medical practitioners in Dar

11Jan 2016
Our Reporter
The Guardian
Indian specialists offer training to 300 medical practitioners in Dar

OVER 300 medical doctors and paramedical staff from Tanzania, Zambia and Kenya have recently completed training conducted by specialists from a prominent Indian hospital.

Minister of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elders & Children, Ummy Mwalimu

Dr Radhey Mohan, Vice President –International Business Development at Apollo Hospitals, said in a press statement released at the weekend that the medical experts were trained in multiple specialties including Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Oncology and Nephrology.

He said the evidence-based training covered among other areas, advanced in medicines, new medical technology and biomedical research.

“The trainings were covered in medical camps conducted by consultants from Apollo hospitals along with specialists from reputed local hospitals,” he said.

“Apollo Group has touched the lives of over 45 million patients, from 121 countries and is widely recognized as the pioneer of private healthcare in India,’ he said.

“As the largest player in terms of hospitals network in Asia, the Apollo Hospitals Group has been working very closely with Africa in healthcare sector for more than 16 years,” he added.

“With Apollo’s vast experience and robust healthcare delivery model, it has emerged as one of the most preferred destinations for Africans seeking treatment abroad,” the statement noted.

It further highlights that the hospitals have so far hosted eminent State leaders the likes of former President Jakaya Kikwete, Prime Minister of Lesotho, President of Sierra Leone, President of Liberia and Vice President of Zambia, Health Minister of Zimbabwe to name but a few.

Tanzanians spend between US$70 million (about 151,5bn/-) and US$80 million annually (about 173.2bn/-) on specialized treatment abroad.

According to Apollo Group of Hospitals, the money is mostly spent on the treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which are increasingly becoming a huge burden on the shoulders of the national healthcare system.