Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals Group on Monday inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ghana’s health ministry to develop tertiary healthcare services in the African nation and provide specialized medical treatment to patients there.
As per the agreement signed by Ghana’s deputy health minister Victor Asare Bampoe and Apollo Hospitals chief executive officer (central region) Hari Prasad, Apollo Hospitals will provide high-end tertiary healthcare services and advanced care to patients referred by the ministry of health, Republic of Ghana, at Apollo’s chain of hospitals in Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Bangalore.
“Apollo Hospitals will advise the government of Ghana in revamping its healthcare system. We will help the health ministry of Ghana in laying a strong foundation in tertiary care services and address the health needs of the people of Ghana,” the company said in a statement.
In addition, Apollo Hospitals consultants will conduct cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, nephrology, neurosurgery and paediatric specialty clinics in Ghana. Further, Apollo will train medical and paramedical staff in Ghana and also assist in identifying gaps in healthcare facilities at the Korle Bu Hospital in Accra and other hospitals under Ghana’s health ministry. Apollo said it will also provide free super-specialty consultations through telemedicine to hospitals in Ghana for a period of two years.