Kokilaben hospital to inaugurate coordination centre in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM: MUMBAI HealthCare Services Limited owned by local investor, David Mwakapanda, in collaboration with Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital will inaugurate their ‘Hospital Coordination Centre’ in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on October 28th this year.

The centre will enhance the accessibility of advanced medical treatments for patients in Tanzania and the broader East African region by supporting and facilitating a seamless experience with specialised. medical services available in India.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Mumbai HealthCare Services Limited Director, Mr David Mwakapanda, said that Minister for Health Ms Ummy Mwalimu will grace the event.

Mr Mwakapanda said that the objective of the centre is to simplify the process for patients in Tanzania, ensuring that they receive necessary guidance and support throughout their healthcare journey and how this initiative will lay a strong foundation on medical knowledge sharing.

“As we all known, our President Samia Suluhu Hassan, has been taking various measures to ensure that Tanzania has access to good health services, including specialist services that many Tanzanians were seeking abroad at a very high cost and sometimes our government incurred very high costs in hospital bills abroad,”

“As our efforts to fulfill the dream our institutions –Mumbai Healthcare Services limited and Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani are determined to invest in Tanzania, coming up with various projects including a large Cancer Treatment Hospital, which will also be a training centre for doctors and nurses,” said Mr Mwakapanda.

He said Dr Santosh Shetty, CEO and Executive Director, Kokilaben Hospital, will also be present on the occasion along with super specialised doctors from Kokilaben Hospital, who will speak on advances in treatment protocols.

Mr Mwakapanda added that the upcoming centre, located in Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam, will offer assistance and information, acting as a supportive bridge connecting patients with relevant medical services and specialities in India.

“The centre will serve as a hub for facilitating doctor training, exchange programmes, and knowledge sharing between Tanzanian and Indian medical professionals.

“Experienced teams from Kokilaben Hospital will be readily available to mentor and assist Tanzanian medical practitioners, fostering a collaborative environment for mutual learning and advancement in healthcare, thereby providing an impetus to increased access to high-quality healthcare services,” said Mr Mwakapanda.

“The centre will also promote sharing of medical knowledge and expertise not only to the local medical fraternity in Tanzania but also surrounding regions through facilitating continuous medical education and encouraging the exchange of medical knowledge and explore possibility of setting of world class healthcare facility in Tanzania.

“It will mark the beginning of a new chapter in healthcare facilitation and collaboration between Tanzania and India,” he said.

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