KIU, Dar es Salaam partners with Apollo Hospital Enterprise in India.
Kampala International University in Dar es Salaam has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Apollo Hospital Enterprise which is India’s leading super specialty group of hospitals. Apollo hospitals consist of 65 hospitals, 100 clinics and 2500 pharmacies worldwide. It has hospitals in India, Mauritius, Bangladesh, Kuwait and Qatar.
This occurred after talks between a delegation from Kampala International University which includes Prof Florence Tushabe and Dr. Mouhamad Mpezamihingo Vice Chancellors KIU- Dar es Salaam and KIU- main campus respectively. Dr. Robinson Ssebuwufu Executive Director teaching hospital in Ishaka and Ragini Deshpande, Ass Dean School of Allied Health in Dar es Salaam with their counterparts Dr. Harinder Singh Sidhu who is the president of AHG and Dr. Vineet Arora Manager – International Business Apollo Hospitals Group.
Kampala International University was represented by The Vice Chancellor, Professor Florence Tushabe who put pen to paper on 6th April 2017 with Dr. Harinder Singh Sidhu, The Vice President of Apollo Hospital Enterprise. This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) creates the opportunity for patients, staff and students to be nurtured and attended to by world class specialists. The collaboration is a long term, mutually beneficial partnership for better health services in Tanzania and India.
The two parties among other aspects agree to cooperate in the following;
- Apollo hospitals will provide training support in various specialties to the doctors and paramedical staff and postgraduate students from Kampala international University.
- Senior Consultants from Apollo Hospital Group from various specialties like Cardiology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Oncology and Nephrology will visit Kampala International University and conduct medical camps along with specialties from Kampala International University as a joint program.
- Use of telemedicine facilities for super specialty consultations and scientific exchange programs which medical fraternity and patients of Kampala International will access to entire of Apollo hospitals.
- Upgrade of the current facilities (infrastructure, equipment and skills) on mutually agreed terms and conditions. This also includes Consulting and strategy support, Technical support for project management and Operations management.
- Referral of patients from Kampala International University hospital in the need of super specialty care that is not available locally.
This development is good news for KIU staff, students and all Tanzanians. It is an excellent preparation for the KIU teaching hospital which will open this year. Kampala International University is committed to the provision of excellent teaching services and this collaboration will create a big impact on this quest.