Apollo Hospitals Group today inked an MoU with the Republic of Ghana to develop tertiary healthcare services in Ghana, apart from providing specialised medical treatment for patients from Ghana.

The agreement was signed by Victor Asare Bampoe, Deputy Health Minister, Ghana, and Hari Prasad, CEO, Central Region, Apollo Hospitals, in Hyderabad.

Apollo Hospitals, with its domain expertise in addressing the healthcare needs of the third world countries, will advise the Government of Ghana in revamping its healthcare system and laying a foundation for strong and comprehensive tertiary healthcare services.

It will also treat patients referred for advanced care at its hospitals in Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Bengaluru.

“The Health Ministry Officials of Ghana are keen to put this alliance on a fast track,” Hari Prasad said.

“A viable and self sustainable healthcare model for Ghana is best represented by the services offered by Apollo Hospitals Group in India. This agreement we believe will usher in quality care for our nationals,” Bampoe said.

As per the agreement, Apollo consultants will conduct cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, nephrology, neurosurgery and paediatric specialty clinics in Ghana. Medical and paramedical personnel in Ghana will also be trained and clinical lectures and continued medical educational (CME) programmes by specialists from Apollo Hospitals will be hosted.

The other contours of the agreement include assistance by Apollo in identifying the gaps in current healthcare facilities, including infrastructure, equipment and skills at the Korle Bu Hospital in Accra and other hospitals under the Ministry of Health, a release from Apollo said.

Also, Apollo Hospitals will be linked through telemedicine with hospitals in Ghana for free super speciality consultations for a period of two years. Finally, clinics or tertiary care hospitals will be set up in Ghana to provide advanced healthcare services to the citizens of Ghana and neighbouring countries, the release added.