THE Indian community plans to build a multibillion 2,000-bed hospital, expected to be the countryâ€™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.
â€œThe hospital will be based in Kampala and will serve patients from the Great Lakes region at subsidised costs,â€ 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 Governmentâ€™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