The Republic of Gambia signs MoU with India’s Leading BLK Super Speciality Hospital

New Delhi: Signaling a significant step forward in Indo-African collaboration in the healthcare sector, India’s leading and New Delhi based BLK Super Speciality Hospital and Ministry of Health & Social Welfare, Government of the Republic of Gambia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).  Purpose of this MoU is knowledge and skills transfer, as well as capacity building.

“Encouraged by call of the Indian Prime Minister to strengthen bonds between India and African countries, we are happy to join this agreement with the United Republic of The Gambia. The intended partnership aims to use our Hospital’s expertise to help Gambia’s Ministry of Health build its own capacities across specialities as well as train its health professionals, enabling the Ministry to provide tertiary healthcare services to people of The Gambia and the West African community,” said Abhay Soi, Chairman & Managing Director, Radiant Lifecare Pvt Ltd, the company which owns and operates BLK Super Speciality Hospital.

Under the MoU, doctors and technical experts from BLK Super Speciality shall visit Hospitals run by the Ministry to evaluate their existing facilities and help identify their gaps and requirements. Subsequently, BLK Super Speciality Hospital will also explore setting up Centres for Excellence for certain specialities in Hospitals selected by the Ministry. Doctors from New Delhi will also periodically provide training to medical fraternity in Gambia to help them keep abreast with latest advances and scale up their capacities in cardiac sciences, renal transplants, laproscopic surgeries, oncology, and plastic /cosmetic and maxillofacial surgeries.

“We are extremely delighted at this partnership as it opens up new opportunities for our doctors and gives access to world-class healthcare facilities for people of the Gambia. Among others, we shall list BLK Super Speciality Hospital as one of the approved overseas healthcare centers and shall provide full cooperation to the visiting experts and doctors,” said Honorable Omar Sey, Minister of Health & Social Welfare, United Republic of The Gambia.

Through this agreement, BLK Super Speciality Hospital shall provide all technical and procedural assistance to the Ministry including equipment planning & purchase, pharmaceutical supply chain management and procurement of drugs from India. “We are also committed to provide telemedicine facilities at Gambian hospitals and extend benefits of our high-end medical capabilities to the citizens of Gambia,”  said Naresh Kapoor, Executive Director, BLK Super Speciality Hospital.

About BLK Super Speciality Hospital

BLK Super Specialty is one of the largest private hospitals in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi with a capacity of 650 beds including 125 critical care beds. The outpatient services are spread over two floors with 57 consultation rooms. All ambulatory services are smartly designed to ensure quick access to interventional services. The Hospital has 17 state-of-the-art well equipped modular operation theaters and a world-class pathology lab. The Hospital is equipped with most modern infrastructure, and  eminent doctors drive its Centers of Excellence. The hospital has Asia’s largest Bone Marrow Transplant Units. We have deployed very high-end technologies such as Cyberknife VSI, TriologyTxLinear Accelerator, Bi Plane Neuro Interventional lab which are geared to address complex medical needs of patients. Our infrastructure and services stand testimony to BLK’s philosophy of A Passion for Healing. The hospital is owned and managed by Radiant Life Care, which also manages Mumbai’s iconic Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital.