Domestic IT major HCL Infosystems has bagged a US$ 23 million deal to implement IT infrastructure for the Pan-African e-Network Project, which provides tele-education and tele-medicine. “HCL Infosystems will receive US$ 23 million from this project, which will span over 18-24 months, HCL Infosystems utive VP George Paul told PTI. The project would connect 53 African countries into one network. This is an initiative by Indian government to share its expertise in the fields of education and medicine. The network would benefit all the 53 African nations by providing tele-education, tele-medicine, video-conferencing and VOIP services. Facilitating education and knowledge sharing, the network would connect seven universities from India with five universities from Africa; the African centers will further be linked to one centre in each of 53 countries within the continent. The network would also connect 12 Super Specialty Hospitals from India with five from Africa. These Hospitals in Africa would also be linked to one remote hospital (Patient-End Locations) in each of the 53 countries as apart of the project to extend heal thcare services to rural Africa.