TANZANIA: The New Delhi-based BLK Super Speciality Hospital has announced a special pact with the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI), Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania with broader aim to promote cooperation and mutual understanding between the two countries. The MoU aspires at knowledge sharing, transfer of skills and capacity building with an objective to help JKCI become an advanced healthcare destination for the people of Tanzania and East African Region.
This partnership aims to set up a platform for both the hospitals enabling each to share their experiences and expertise. The two institutions in particular will develop educational, scientific and medical cooperation through surgical camps, workshops, observerships and Continuing Medical Education (CME) programmes, in Dar es Salaam and at BLK Super Specialty Hospital in New Delhi. The collaboration will remain in operation for five years.
The MoU was signed by Prof. Mohammed Janabi – Executive Director, Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute of Tanzania and Mr Naresh Kapoor, Executive Director, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi.
“We are extremely happy with this partnership between the two countries. We shall assist JKCI achieve its objective of becoming a preferred destination for cardiac care in the East African Region by knowledge sharing, transfer of skills and capacity building,” informed Mr. Naresh Kapoor. The pact will allow our doctors and technical experts, on invitation, to periodically visit and train JKCI’s medical staff keeping them abreast with latest developments in medical sciences.
“We shall also offer observership courses at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi for the duration of a week to one month in Cardiology for the doctors and paramedical staff of JKCI. In addition to these, BLK Super Speciality Hospital shall facilitate telemedicine facilities at JKCI to help the patients and medical fraternity of JKCI access important medical opinion from their counterpart doctors at BLK Hospital, New Delhi”, added Mr Kapoor further.
Prof. Mohammed Janabi said, “It is a matter of privilege for us to collaborate with BLK Super Speciality Hospital in a host of programs. This Pact shall give us opportunities to develop and establish our institute as the leading and advanced healthcare destination for the people of Tanzania and East African region. Such exchange of programs will surely help us in strengthening our patient care as well”.
BLK Super Speciality is one of India’s leading healthcare institutions of excellence with world-class infrastructure and talented pool of doctors. Over the years, the Hospital has established credible linkages across Asian and African nations through a number of understanding and collaborations. This agreement with Tanzania comes as a series of such programs that the hospital has been driving to promote excellence in medical care through collaboration.