A memorandum of understanding has been signed by Healthcare service provider Apollo Hospitals Group and Africa-based AfroIndia Medical Services to set up 30 telemedicine units in East and West Africa.
These telemedicine centers will make it possible for doctors in several African countries to exchange notes with specialists at Apollo.
First three units at Lagos were inaugurated by Dr Prathap C Reddy, chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group.
Speaking during the inauguration Dr Prathap C Reddy, chairman Apollo Hospitals, said, "Apollo's MoU with AfroIndia Medical Services will pave way for availability of tertiary and quaternary health care to a large number of patients resulting in cost, effort and time benefit. Through the Apollo System, it will be possible to have virtual access to world class health care at affordable rates using cutting edge technology."