One of India’s leading private hospitals, KIMS, has offered free air tickets to the underprivileged patients in Zambia to be treated in India if a Memorandum of Understanding is signed with Government.
KIMS Hospital Director Bollineni Abhinay says the MOU should further lead to the establishment of a dialysis centre in Zambia.
He says KIMS has 10 hospitals in India totaling over 3000 beds with separate units for bone marrow, heart and kidney transplants.
Dr. Abhinay says the hospital trains over 200 doctors every year and Zambian doctors can benefit from the training for further skills transfer.
He says the hospital has specialised skills in dialysis for patients suffering from acute and end stage kidney disease.
Dr. Abhinay says dialysis is also used as a bridge to kidney transplant for patients with end stage kidney disease.
This came to light when Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga toured KIMS Hospital.
And Mrs. Kapijimpanga said former University Teaching Hospital- UTH Managing Director Dr. Clarence Chiluba’s appointment as Counselor Health at the Mission in India is commitment by Government to leverage on opportunities obtaining in the global health sector, India in particular, where most Zambians seek quality super-specialized health services.
She said Zambia has over 200 patients on chronic dialysis and about 800 acute kidney injury patients per year of which the figures are grossly underestimated as most patients are lost before they are referred to dialysis units.
Mrs. Kapijimpanga said the Zambian Government has put a premium on health as a catalyst for economic development to ensure that investment in health and other sectors is supported.
The High Commissioner said Zambia’s health sector has made significant investment in infrastructure and equipment but requires capacity building.
Mrs. Kapijimpanga said the Mission is further looking for a serious investor who can build a multi super-specialty hospital to service both the country and sub SAHARAN Africa.
This is contained in a statement released by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in India Bangwe Naviley.
When I grew up it was a privilege for an Indian to find an expatriate job in Zambia. Now they give you free tickets….
What point are you making?
Chinese and Indians work hard and are astute.
Zambians are lazy and reckless!
Free air tickets? And who pays for the medical fees? National Health Insurance scheme?……….Zambia
Indians do not have toilets and running water or proper health care kumwabo, what is this Charity to Zambia about?
… Watch out for Peri-peri pipo, that’s lndian for you…
It is became government ministers spend enough money in Indian. Soon Morning Side in South Africa will do the same. It’s a shame to our nation. The government has failed it’s people.
They will harvesting body parts if you are not careful. There is nothing for free in the world. The government should not put vulnerable citizens at risk. Be smart, stay at home!
so I guess Zambia has given up…. is that it? they’ve no plans to revamp the health sector in Zambia to attend to it’s people.
where’s the pride. you accuse Zambians of being unpatriotic.
why are these guys so short sighted (no pan intended), so there’s an offer for free flights and you feel you’ve achieved something. why do you like free stuff? and there’s no such thing as free, someone somehow is paying.
it’s time as a people and as a country we started looking for solutions within, there are enough funds that are wasted and misused that can be put into research, training and purchasing of medical equipment that can be used in Zambia to help the Zambians and create jobs.
what kind of government is happy to outsource it’s healthcare like this, even for treatments that can…
Nothing is free. Indians are shrewd
So they know what they will gain from this arrangement. Let Zambian government train local or
Provide those facilities in zambia.
what kind of government is happy to outsource it’s healthcare like this, even for treatments that can be done in Zambia, all that’s needed is to purchase the diagnostic equipment and train staff, there are a lot of smart Zambians who can do the same procedures that is being done by drs. in other countries where privileged Zambians are going.
only way for Zambia to truly develop is when Zambia finds solutions to her own problems.
What’s the catch???? these types of offers don’t come cheap and without strings attached!!
Indian crooks have discredited India in Africa, starting with the racist and anti Semitic Ghandi. This is India trying to save face.
Indian Croooks like the Guptas, Argwal and Vedanta, plus the one that hated Africans and Jews, Ghandi discredited India. This is India trying to salvage a little respect.
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