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PPP Initiative: MEA, Fortis to train 100 African doctors

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The Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and Fortis Healthcare have joined hands for a Public Partnership (PPP) initiative to train and enable 100 doctors from African nations in advance medical under ‘International Clinical Observership’ programme.

According to Fortis Healthcare Clinical Talent and Academics Head Dr Ritu Garg, the partnership provides an opportunity to showcase and implement PPP model in healthcare in developing countries to assist in building clinical capabilities.

“Our expertise will help doctors leverage their learning and improve clinical outcomes when they go back to respective countries,” Dr Garg added.

It is learnt that doctors from Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Algeria, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya and many other African nations will be trained under the programme for four weeks per batch, the official release from Fortis said, adding the entire programme is divided in four batches of 25 doctors each.

The training under this programme varies from Bone Marrow transplant, Fetal Medicine, Cardiology, Anesthesia, Nephrology, Pulmonology etc.

“By exposing the candidates in the state-of-the-art, evidence-based prevention, diagnostic and management services — it is expected that doctors will be able to enhance their experience to apply, and attempt to solve critical medical cases in their countries,” the release said.

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