Indian medical firm ties with Tanzanite Hospital

By Carlos Banda , The Guardian
Published at 07:21 AM Apr 13 2024
Gilead Teri, the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) executive director.
Photo: Courtesy of TIC
Gilead Teri, the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) executive director.

TANZANITE Hospital based in Mwanza has entered into a partnership set at $5m with an Indian medical franchise, ES Health (Africa).

Gilead Teri, the Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) executive director, made this affirmation in a press conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday after a meeting with the joint venture companies.

The link will facilitate installation of modern equipment and deployment of specialists, boosting the provision of quality health services, hailed the firms for the partnership, likely to cut the number of Tanzanians seeking medical services abroad.

He said that local institutions need to utilize opportunities for partnership projects with foreign investors, underlining that elevated facilities end the need to meet costs of travelling, accommodation and health expenses in such trips.

Local patients needed to fly to India to access state of the art health services, he stated, hailing President Samia Suluhu Hassan for making such investment possible on account of her state visit to India last year.

ES Health specialists will collaborate with Tanzanian doctors to improve the provision of health care services, which is what the public expects of Tanzanite Hospital in the coming months, he said.

There has been a significant increase in strategic partnership investment projects, he said, affirming that from September to December 2023, up to 61 percent of projects registered by TIC were partnerships.

Jared Awando, the Tanzanite Hospital board vice chairman, praised TIC for presenting the opportunity to forge the strategic partnership.

“We have nine doctors from India who have already arrived and are expected to start work next week in areas such as surgery, dental care, optical services and many others," he said, elaborating that the hospital in Mwanza will strive to provide the lead in such treatment services.

In the near future as technology and machines are brought into place, a medicine storage facility and a training college to enhance specialized skills are on the cards, he stated.

Yash Shah, the ES Health (Africa) PVT Ltd chairman said that half of the $5m has already been dispatched for equipment and installation expenses to upgrade orthopedic, dental and physiotherapy services.

“We are coming up with more doctors.” he said, expressing the medical franchise's excitement to provide such facilities to Tanzania and elsewhere.