CARE Hospitals management in Hyderabad, India has agreed, in principle, to train Ethiopian doctors in tertiary care including surgeries

By Nikhila Henry (The Hindu) |

A delegation of Ethiopian government which reached the city of Hyderabad, India on June 11 held talks with CARE chain of hospitals to request them to start operations in Ethiopia. In principle, the hospital agreed to train Ethiopian doctors in tertiary care including surgeries.

While CARE Hospitals management is also considering the option of setting up its off-shore hospital in the African country, the plan will take a few years to materialize due to costs involved, said Prof. Arun Tiwari who is associated in an advisory role with CARE Hospitals management level.

Mr. Tiwari is a former missile scientist of DRDO who developed India’s first Coronary stent known as Kalam-Raju stent with Cardiologist Dr. B Soma Raju of CARE Foundation.

CARE hospitals which has been treating African nationals who come to Hyderabad will be a good place for training Ethiopian doctors, Mr. Tiwari told The Hindu.

Ethiopian government which was represented by Alemu Sime, State Minister for Industries and Samuel Halala, Director-General of Industries expressed their interest in CARE because their country lacked advanced medical care. Many Ethiopian nationals come to Indian cities including New Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad for treatment. “Instead of spending on medical tourism they want to spend on building up medical facilities and capabilities,” Prof. Tiwari said.

Most Ethiopians who come to Hyderabad are affluent, thereby making good health care the privilege of only a few nationals, he said.

He further stated that, “They want to rectify that disparity in medical care availability and help even lower strata of society with health care.”

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