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Monday, September 23, 2013

Indian Commission Plans to Assist Nigeria's Healthcare

By Taiwo Ogunmola-Omilani

Indian’s High commission to Nigeria, in association with Indian Ministry of Tourism and  Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is organising a  four-day Healthcare Event in Nigeria aimed at strengthening the partnership in the healthcare sector between Nigeria and India. 
The Director, Hospital Assist Nigeria Global Health Project and Resources consultant, Dr Adewale Alabi, disclosed that the event would be inaugurated by Mr Mahesh Sachdev, Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria. 
According to the statement, “This event is promises to bring both India and Nigeria synergise by sharing of technical know-how and capacity building in healthcare.  Approximately 30 Indian healthcare stakeholders, including major names such as Apollo, Fortis, Primus, among others will  engage Nigerian stakeholders to streamline the existing cooperation”. 
They also hope to initiate constructive discussions on leveraging the opportunities to offer various training/capacity-building programmes. Free medical camps and various discount offers.
Alabi said the  India is not only Nigeria’s first source for pharmaceuticals, saying it is also the destination of choice for medical tourism. 
“Over past three years a number of Indian healthcare providers have set up their operations in Nigeria. The event IMTD 2013 will further strengthen these positive trends by synergizing the healthcare systems of our two countries. This event undoubtedly will improve bilateral relation between our two countries”.
 The event would bring together stakeholders, such as hospitals, healthcare providers, NGOs and voluntary organisations.
The programme will commence in  Abuja on September 23 at Nicon Luxury Hotel while that of Lagos is slated for  September 25-26.
Source: Leadership

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