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PartnershipApr, 14 2015

BLK Super Speciality Hospital signs pact with Afghanistan to provide telemedicine

Aiming to provide telemedicine to three local hospitals in Kabul, train officials and offer residency programs to the people, Delhi-based BLK Super Speciality Hospital has signed a special deal with Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Government of Afghanis

By Agencies

Paving the way for smoother access its world-class healthcare facilities, Delhi-based BLK Super Speciality Hospital has announced a special pact with Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), Government of Afghanistan.

The hospital shall also provide assistance to the Ministry in areas of capacity building of its health professionals, telemedicine, medical tourism and public private partnership, enabling MoPH to provide tertiary healthcare services to the people of Afghanistan.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Dr Jawad Osmani, Public Health Ministry's Director General of International Relations and Dr Mradul Kaushik, Director -Operations & Planning, BLK Hospital.

Ambassador of Afghanistan to India, HE Shaida Mohammad Abdali accompanied by the Embassy's Economic Counsellor Mr Sayed Mujtaba Ahmadi and Press Secretary Mr Zubair Juenda were also present at agreement signing event.

Reportedly, a four member delegation headed by Dr Ferozudin Feroz, Afghanistan's Public Health Minister, while on a visit to India for a SAARC Health Conference, met the management team of BLK Super Speciality Hospital. In March, a team from BLK Super Speciality Hospital led by Director Mr Naresh Kapoor and cardiac surgeon Dr Ajay Kaul had visited Afghanistan and met the Health Minister again to take the process ahead.

Commenting on the newly signed deal, Dr Kaushik said, "We are pleased to get into this agreement with the Government of Afghanistan. We are certain that our state-of-the-art infrastructure coupled with pool of highly talented doctors shall be able to strengthen the Ministry of Public Health towards ensuring robust healthcare services for the people.”

Similarly, Dr Osmani noted, "We look forward to a mutually rewarding and enduring relationship with BLK Super Speciality Hospital." He further disclosed that three Kabul-based hospitals - Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital, Isteqlal Hospital and Khair Khana Hospital, have been selected by the Afghanistan Government, for which BLK Super Speciality Hospital will provide consultation in different specialities through teleconferencing.

Related: Apollo Hospitals and The Republic of Macedonia sign MoU to develop joint healthcare services

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