Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Indian Medical Specialists Expected in Dar

A TEAM of four super specialists including an orthopedic who has successfully performed 1,500 surgical joint repairs is expected in Dar es Salaam later this month.

The Sanitas Medics Chief Executive Officer, Mr Murthy Venkateswaran told the 'Daily News' that other specialists include ear, nose and throat doctors. Others are ophthalmologist and a fertility super specialist from Narayanan India.

They would be visiting Sanitas from January 21 to 24 this year. "They are expected to conduct consultancy on the January 21, 2013 at Sanitas. The fee is 50,000/- per a case. The remaining days they would perform surgeries at Sanitas.

Tanzanian surgeons would be participating and assisting these surgeons," he said. He said that on 22nd January, they will hold a continuous medical education seminar at Hotel Protea Courtyard from 6pm to 9pm and it was aimed at medical professionals - doctors, specialists, surgeons, nursing professionals, laboratory technologists and pharmacists.

Mr Venkateswaran said that patients are requested to register their interest with Sanitas to consult with these super specialists and to take advantage of their presence by saving significantly in cost of travel to India and other related costs.

Surgeries will cost between 2m/- and 5m/-. He said that this time around, they had included fertility super specialist because the clinic had noticed an increase in demand from women who have difficulty in conceiving.

"This could possibly be triggered by a change in lifestyle (work pattern, delayed pregnancy by choice, change in food habits, drinking and smoking, etc). The percentage of such cases is not yet alarming but it could become a problem in the future if lifestyle changes are sudden and drastic," he said.

Mr Venkateswaran said that it was his opinion that the human body acclimatizes itself to what one has been eating for centuries and that if one continued eating the same foods, one would stay healthy, regardless of what any health guru may say.

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