Last week, a joint India-UAE healthcare delegation traveled to Tanzania, the beneficiary of India’s largest line of credit in Africa, to explore investment opportunities and meet with senior government officials. The purpose of the visit was to identify specific collaborative projects with government and private healthcare providers in Tanzania.
India and its close ally in West Asia have come together to work jointly in the health sector in third countries, officials said. According to the India-UAE Joint Vision Statement of February 18, released after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s virtual meeting with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi (now President), “Leaders have also agreed to collaborate to provide care of health in underprivileged countries”. It said. The joint delegation explored opportunities for investment in health (establishment of hospitals, diagnostic centers) in Tanzania. Leading hospitals, diagnostic centers and investors in India (
Medanta, NephroPlus, Dr Lal Path Labs, KEF Holdings, FICCI and Invest India) and the United Arab Emirates (G42 Healthcare, Tamouh and Somerian) and government officials from both countries were part of the delegation, officials said.
Lav Agarwal, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, led the Indian delegation while the UAE delegation was led by Abdul Wahed Abdul Hakim Al Jabri, Head of Control Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. foreign aid, United Arab Emirates.
The delegation had detailed discussions with the Tanzanian Minister of Health, Ummy Mwalimu, visited the Tanzania Investment Center and reputable hospitals in Dar es Salaam such as the Ocean Road Cancer Institute, Muhimbili National Hospital, the Saifee Hospital, Aga Khan Hospital and Hitech Sai Hospital and discussed various opportunities for collaboration and investment potential, officials said. The High Commission of India in Tanzania, in association with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Tanzania, also organized a business roundtable for professionals in the health sector.
Meanwhile, a leading Indian group is also setting up a state-of-the-art hospital in Kenya.