India to train 300 Uganda doctors in open Heart surgery
India has partnered with Uganda to carry out free training for medical personnel in Heart surgery and save expenditure incurred by Ugandans who travel abroad for open heart surgery.
Young heart patient
Experts from school of Kolira Ben Hospital and research institute in India are in Uganda to identify with the assistance of their country representative Munu Kanani medical personnel that would be the first beneficiaries of the exchange program.
Local Heart surgeries are currently very expensive and this partly attributed to low expertise.
Kaluka says the hospital is targeting about 300 Ugandan doctors to be trained free of charge for 20 days in open heart surgery and treatment of heart related diseases.
Manu Kanani is now challenging the government and medical associations to identify the beneficiaries quickly so that the program does not stall.
Uganda boosts up 2 billion shillings heart institute but with the current insufficiency of heart surgeons, the institute doesn’t benefit many Ugandans with many heart patients continuing to trek to India for treatment.
The government of India is also planning to build a referral Hospital for heart related disease in East Africa.
By Mugisa Isaac Mathias