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Apollo inks deals with Kenya in healthcare

M Somasekhar Hyderabad | Updated on January 17, 2018 Published on July 12, 2016

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Pact focused on capacity building in the Kenyan healthcare sector

Apollo Hospitals, the healthcare group, has inked two agreements with Kenya to enhance cooperation in the field. The pacts are with Kenyatta National Hospital and Airtel Africa at Nairobi.

The agreements were signed by Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of the Indian Hospital group, who was part of the Indian business delegation accompanying the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

The MoU with Kenyatta National Hospital is focused on capacity building in the Kenyan Healthcare sector. Kenyatta National Hospital is the oldest government hospital besides being the largest referral and teaching hospital in Kenya, according to a press release.

Apollo Hospitals will train Kenyan doctors and other healthcare staff at Apollo hospitals in India. Specialists will visit Kenyatta National Hospital to conduct joint medical camps, educational lectures and training programs.

According to Sangita Reddy, “Apollo has partnered with Kenya for long by way of extending international care treatment to its patients and training their doctors, now we are ready to take it to a new level and thereby further enhance India’s contribution to the Kenyan healthcare services”.

The other deal with Airtel Africa, a telecom operator with operations in 16 countries in Africa, is focused on enabling easy access to Apollo specialists and enhance healthcare cooperation across Africa. This deal will enable Airtel Africa subscribers access personalized advice in real time thereby bringing world-class healthcare services at their fingertips.

It will provide its customers with discounted consultation and enable easy payment options through Airtel Money or the customers Airtime. As part of this agreement, Apollo Hospitals and Airtel Africa will launch “Ask-Apollo”; a simple and reliable service from a professional medical team at Apollo Hospitals. 'Ask Apollo' is a web and mobile enabled patient-centric service.

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Published on July 12, 2016
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