Apollo Hospitals, one of India's leading chain of super speciality and referral hospitals, will render specialist health services in Tanzania following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Tanzania.
Three agreements were signed between India and Tanzania on Friday, among which the first one was a joint venture to increase trade and small-scale industries between the two nations.
The second was to start a chain of Indian hospitals especially known for heart treatments in association with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of Tanzania.
The third agreement was an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income.
Apollo Hospitals Chairman Dr. C Prathap Reddy said that the prime motive of the group's venture in the African nation would be to spread awareness and render preventive health care.
"I am glad that we are at Tanzania, but this is not the beginning or the end of it. There are a lot of expansions going on. We are into 360 degrees of health care. This is why I have said that we have excelled in clinical excellence. We have got the service excellence, technological excellence, but using technology we are trying to build 360 degree of health in bringing awareness, bringing prevention, we have done world's largest preventive check ups apart (from) treating 20 million people," Dr. Reddy said.
He further mentioned the concentration of their hospitals in Tanzania would be to provide world-class health facilities to the patients.
"This is going to be a brand new land, virgin land on which we are going to build a hospital which will suit our design to deliver tertiary and cardiac care hospital for people who do not have to go to other place majority of times," Dr. Reddy said.