Tanzania: Aga Khan Foundation to build hospital for cancer, heart patients

Aga Khan Foundation to build hospital for cancer, heart patients
Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda and Jehangir Bhaloo, President of the Aga Khan Council in Tanzania jointly cut a ribbon to officially launch a multi-dimensional exhibition in Dar es Salaam yesterday, to celebrate 50 years of Aga Khan and its institutions. Second right is Regional Commissioner Saidi Meck Sadiki. (Photo by Staff Photographer)

via Daily News Online Edition – THE Aga Khan Foundation is planning to build a hospital for heart and cancer diseases, a move that will reduce number of patients using foreign exchange to travel outside the country.

Speaking to journalists in Dar es Salaam during the launching of the Rays of Light exhibition that celebrates the life and work of His a Highness Prince Agakhan, Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda said that he had obtained an affirmative answer after suggesting the prospects to Ismaili Muslim leaders.

“While the government would be happy if health costs could be reduced such that more Tanzanians access services from Agakhan institutions, nothing irks me more to see our people going to Nairobi or South Africa for medical treatment and not having these services done here,” he said.

Mr Pinda was responding to a question after the launch on the prospects of more Agakhan hospitals being built in remote areas, he said that while the suggestion was good, the issue of upholding quality needs to be taken into consideration.

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Author: ismailimail

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