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Indians to build hospital

By Vision Reporter

Added 27th May 2010 03:00 AM

THE Indian community plans to build a multibillion 2,000-bed hospital, expected to be the country’s biggest.

By David Ssempijja

THE Indian community plans to build a multibillion 2,000-bed hospital, expected to be the country’s biggest.

The development comes out of a co-operation between Devi Shetty, the chairman of the India- based Narayana Hrudalaya Hospitals and the Vadera Narendra family together with the Indian Association of Uganda.

Vadera, a member of the association, disclosed that they would put up a multi-specialty health facility to cater for hard- to -treat ailments like cancer, brain and heart surgeries which are usually treated abroad.
“The hospital will be based in Kampala and will serve patients from the Great Lakes region at subsidised costs,” he noted.

The association recently offered a sh200m sponsorship package to 11 juvenile heart patients to undergo free surgery in India.

At a thanks giving ceremony to welcome the beneficiaries from India, Hope Mwesigye, the agriculture minister said the Government’s initial support towards the establishment of the hospital would be a 50-acre-land which is yet to be identified.

Indians to build hospital

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