30 – 31 July 2022
Embassy of India in collaboration with fourteen prominent Indian hospitals organized a two-day workshop ‘India – A Preferred Destination for Advanced Medical Care’ on 30 & 31 July 2022 at Hotel Kanon, Khartoum.
2. The event comprised of various sessions including Indian pharma, IVF treatment, Procedures for medical visa, Ayurveda and Yoga. Prominent Indian hospitals specialized in Heartcare, Liver care, Paediatric treatments, infertility, and various other areas participated at the event. The workshop also had presentations by the visiting hospitals about their specializations and facilities. Several government executives, Sudanese patients, local hospitals, medical tourism operators, medical and pharma agencies, facilitators, NGOs/associations participated in the event and interacted with the representatives/doctors from the visiting Indian hospitals.
3. On 30 July, H.E. Dr. Hiatham Mohammed Ibrahim Awadallah, Hon. Federal Minister of Health attended the Inaugural Session as Chief Guest. The session was inaugurated by lighting of the traditional lamp by the Chief Guest Hon. Federal Minister of Health, and other dignitaries.
4. Hon. Minister of Health in his speech lauded this initiative to bring prominent Indian hospitals to visit Sudan. He further requested the Indian Hospitals to assist Sudan in capacity building of doctors and paramedics. The Ambassador in his remarks mentioned that the event aims to promote awareness about the advanced and affordable medical facilities provided by Indian hospitals. He mentioned that the Government of India is ready to assist Sudan in capacity building programmes. Dr. Mohamoud Algayim Abdalla, Acting Health Minister, Khartoum State, Prof. Mohamed El Makki Ahmed Abadall, President of Sudanese Medical Specialization Board and Mrs. Layla Mohmoud Osman, Head of Federal Treatment Administration, Zakat Chamber also addressed the audience. The Inaugural session concluded with the visit to Hon. Minister of Health to all hospital stalls.
10. Other highlights of the event include the announcement of two free liver surgeries for Sudanese patients by Aster Medcity Kochi. Fortis Hospital announced a special capacity building and training programme for Sudanese doctors and paramedics. A number of the hospitals also offered their assistance in undertaking capacity building programmes.
11. The two days’ workshop witnessed a huge response and over 700 Sudanese nationals participated in various sessions and visited the hospital stalls.