Indian Embassy Holds Workshop on the Development of the Sudanese Medical Field

Idress Osman

The Federal Ministry of Health and the Embassy of India in Khartoum have agreed to jointly coordinate to develop practical programs to benefit from the knowledge program and transfer expertise to develop the medical field in the country, in a way that contributes to the localization of treatment at home, the establishment of therapeutic and diagnostic health infrastructure, and the treatment of the suffering of patients treated abroad through such partnerships.

This came during the India workshop, the preferred interface for advanced medical care, at Kanon Hotel in Khartoum, in cooperation with prominent Indian hospitals, in the presence of the Federal Minister of Health, Dr. Haitham Mohamed Ibrahim, and the Ambassador of the State of India in Khartoum Mubarak, and the representative of the Khartoum state’s governor, Dr. Mahmoud Al-Qaim and Chairman of the Medical Specialties Council, Prof Muhammad Al-Makki Abdullah.

Where the meeting discussed ways to ensure the participation of Indian hospitals for joint work and the establishment of medical hospitals inside, meet the needs of some health facilities and hospitals, and conduct rare and delicate operations inside in coordination with the relevant authorities such as the Medical Commission by preparing lists of cases that need to perform those operations and Sudanese hospitals.

Haitham stressed that there is an urgent need to rehabilitate the health infrastructure in the country while providing opportunities and opening the way for the private medical sector to establish and establish specialized hospitals, taking advantage of the capabilities and knowledge relations of Sudanese doctors in India and their various entities, while Haitham pledged that the ministry would provide the necessary assistance so that the Sudanese citizen would benefit. of Indo-Sudanese relations.

Ibrahim stressed that the suffering of patients receiving treatment abroad and the problems they face are among the priorities of the ministry through tight coordination in light of the high cost of treatment abroad, pointing out that the agreement includes satisfactorily providing medical services while reducing prices for Sudanese patients, providing free opportunities for the poor to be treated in India, and continuing training of Sudanese cadres.

The minister pointed out that the first liver transplant operation in Sudan was conducted at Ibn Sina Hospital, which contributes to restoring the citizen’s confidence in the country’s medical services, implementing more training for different cadres in all specialties, and benefiting from the protocols signed with countries, including in the areas of training, with a focus on internal training by attracting expertise. With the integration of services between hospitals before the real implementation of the localization of treatment inside with the improvement of the services provided, pointing out that all this contributes to overcoming difficulties for patients, improving services and reducing the cost of treatment abroad, and thanking the State of India for its great role in training Sudanese cadres of specialists, doctors and cadres Localizing liver transplantation in the country, pointing to the necessity of paying attention to medical tourism, with the necessity of the ministry adopting this trend and pushing the private sector towards it, indicating that this contributes to the provision of foreign currencies, noting the existence of a specialized committee for commissioners.

For his part, the Indian Ambassador in Khartoum Mubarak affirmed their readiness to stand with the Federal Ministry of Health and the national legislators in everything that would contribute to the settlement of treatment inside, restoring confidence in medical services and implementing all the required procedures set by the legislators in controlling travel to India and coordinating between all relevant authorities considering Health work requires concerted efforts.

The Indian ambassador in Khartoum Mubarak, said that there are many Indian hospitals that provide distinguished services to those coming from outside India in various specialties in the field of treating heart diseases, liver, limb replacement and in the field of fertility, pointing to the high turnout of patients from all over the world to Indian hospitals, even from developed countries Europe and America, and justified the move due to the high quality of treatment in these hospitals as well as the appropriate cost, Ambassador Mubarak drew the participation of more than fifteen hospitals from India in this event and noted that the workshop will allow Sudanese citizens to learn about the Indian health sector in order to achieve its goals, and he pointed out to the liver transplant operations that were conducted in Sudan Last week, at Alia Weaponry and Ibn Sina Hospitals, it was the product of training for Sudanese cadres that spanned for more than ten years in the framework of cooperation with Indian and Sudanese hospitals, in the presence of Indian specialists in the field.

The Indian ambassador explained that the period of major cardiac and catheterization operations in India does not take long compared to the waiting period for operations that extend for six months in Western countries.

He revealed that no less than 50 thousand people in Africa are receiving treatment in India due to advanced treatment services.

The ambassador revealed. His country ranks third in the world in terms of pharmaceutical exports. He added that 55 percent of pharmaceutical exports go to the United States of America, emphasizing that India has succeeded in reducing the costs of AIDS treatment from $100 to $1. Mubarak referred to his country’s role in fighting malaria and tuberculosis in African countries by providing aid and medicines, warning of its assistance to Sudan, and it is still providing aid and medicines at cheap prices to combat malaria and tuberculosis.

He explained that his country produces 60% of vaccines worldwide.

Mubarak announced that during the Corona period, India had exported 250 million doses to 99 countries around the world, in addition to exporting 40% of doses to Africa to fight the Corona pandemic.

The Indian ambassador announced the ongoing arrangements for the use of telemedicine technology in Sudan.

He stressed the readiness of the embassy’s provision of treatment facilities for critical cases while unveiling the ongoing attempts to limit the interference and misleading of brokers for patients coming to India by offering a detailed list to know the approved hospitals in the workshop, pointing out that the workshop will provide training opportunities for medical cadres in Sudanese hospitals as well as providing opportunities for medicine importers.

He hinted at striving to facilitate visa procedures by granting it in record time according to medical reports, acknowledging that adherence to the treatment period is important.

Mubarak held the media responsible for presenting any emergency and humanitarian situation that needs treatment as quickly as required to the consul or ambassador to take the necessary action.

Mubarak revealed the holding of a symposium accompanying the workshop on pharmacy and medicines to discuss the problems facing the private sector.

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