The Independent (Kampala)

18 April 2012

Uganda: Apollo Hospital to Open in Nation

Uganda's health sector is to receive a boost by the increasing number of private hospitals with establishments in Uganda. Apollo group of hospitals, one of Asia's largest health care chains will set up a clinic, an information centre which will disseminate quality healthcare and a telemedicine network in Uganda. The telemedicine network will help give Ugandan patients access to experts in medical advice.

Anupam Sibal the Group Medical Director says when the group sets up a hospital, it will not be necessary for Ugandans to seek for medical services outside the country which is very expensive. He says the hospital has vast experience in open heart surgeries, kidney and liver transplants, orthopaedics, oncology, neurosciences and paediatrics and it will extend this experience to Uganda.

Apollo's 27 years of experience in the field of medicine will also enable medical and paramedical staff from Uganda to access more knowledge in their field through a training and exchange program with Apollo group of hospitals. More than 400 doctors are going to benefit from the scientific conferences which will take place in Kampala.

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