Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding -MOU- with ASTER, an Indian multi-specialty hospital with cutting-edge technology.
Health Permanent Secretary Kakulubelwa Mulalelo says the signing of the MOU is part of fulfilling President Edgar Lungu’s agenda of Universal Health Coverage.
Ms. Mulalelo says the Partnership with Aster supports government’s transformative agenda of the health sector.
She says the partnership will ensure medical and surgical interventions are executed locally to stem capital flight and build local capacity.
And Aster Hospital Chief Executive Officer Nitish Shetty said his group of companies wants to expand its operations to Africa.
At the same function, Zambia’s High Commissioner to India Judith Kapijimpanga said Zambia- India relations in the health sector were enhanced in 2019.
She said India handed over essential medicines to Zambia on December 24, 2019, as part of the TWO Million US Dollar pledge made by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, during his State Visit to Zambia in April 2018.
This is contained in a statement by First Secretary Press and Tourism at the Zambian Mission in India, Bangwe Naviley.