2 Indian Hospitals’ Delegations Expected Here

first_imgTwo of India’s most renowned hospitals are expected to send representatives in Liberia shortly in contemplation of creating a public-partnership within the health sector of the country. At the same time, they will perform clinical procedures at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Medical Center (JFKMC) in Sinkor.The hospitals—Indraprastha Apollo (Apollo) and LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI)—are expected to build a long term, mutually beneficial partnership for better health services for the citizens of Liberia.The Daily Observer was informed that negotiations for the arrival of the delegations was made successful by the Indian Honorary Consul General to Liberia, Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva, who is commonly known as Jeety.The hospitals’ partnerships with JFK would aimed at offering “super specialist consultation services, training of medical and paramedical personnel and treatment of patients in need of specialized care at centers.”A release from JFK said LVPEI’s delegation arrived in Liberia on February 15, and will remain in the country until the 17th.The delegation is expected to hold talks with Dr. (MD) Walter T. Gwenigale, the Minister of Health and Social Welfare and senior officials of the Health Ministry. Later, its members will  meet with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.The release also said that the visiting delegation led by Dr. (MD) Gullapali N. Rao, founder of LVPEI, will tour the medical facilities of JFK, meet with the A.M. Doglioti College administrative staff. The delegates will hold discussions with some members of government institutions, NGO community, as well as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Lion’s Club.“LV Prasad Eye Institute offers comprehensive patient care, clinical research, sight enhancement, and rehabilitation, community eye health, education, and product development. It is a WHO collaborating center for the prevention of blindness. Equipped with cutting-edge technology and distinguished professionals in the field of eye care, it emphasizes the provision of quality eye care to people from all walks of society. The Eye Institute is a non-profit organization governed by the Hyderabad Eye Institute and the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation,” the release stated.The Apollo delegation, according to JFK, will arrive in Liberia on Wednesday, February 19 and stay in the country until the 22nd.It will begin screening at the JFK on Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21 respectively.JFK administration said it is pleased that Apollo’s physicians will screen and evaluate for cancerous diseases, neurological and spinal disorders. JFK said that the Apollo delegation will also hold scientific lectures on advances in cancer care and neurological sciences.Apollo’s partnership with JFK is aimed at, among other things, ensuring speedy, efficient and cost-effective delivery of medical services; values for money for the taxpayer and patients through optimal knowledge transfer and risk management and efficiencies from integrating design and delivery of medical services with operation; maintenance/upgrading and effective utilization of state assets to the benefit of all users of JFK’s services.Apollo Hospitals Group is an integrated healthcare organization with owns and manages hospitals, diagnostic clinics, dispensing pharmacies and consultancy services. In addition, the group’s services include healthcare at the patient’s doorstep, clinical & diagnostic services, medical business process outsourcing, third party administration services, and health insurance.Many Liberians travel to India every year to seek medical attention. Most of said that India’s medical fees are relatively less expensive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgIreland and Liverpool legend Jason McAteer.McGettigan’s of Letterkenny and Finn Harps FC are proud to present, An evening with Jason McAteer, at the Clanree Hotel on Tuesday next, May 24.The former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland football player is famous for his wit and stories and will be at the venue to celebrate the start of the 2016 UEFA European Championship (UEFA Euro 2016).Football fans can take part in a Q&A and pre-tournament analysis with McAteer, which will be hosted by Irish Comedian of the Year, Eric Lalor.Speaking about the upcoming McGettigan’s event, footballer Jason McAteer said:“I’m excited to get back to Ireland for a few days to chat about the summer of football we have ahead. I’ll be hitting Letterkenny and stopping off at the Aviva stadium in Dublin with the FAI for Ireland v Holland on May 27. “International weekends in Ireland still hold a massive place in my heart and the buzz this summer will be unbelievable. When it comes to supporting the boys in green, we have the best fans in the world.”During his career, McAteer played for five professional clubs, including Bolton Wanderers, Liverpool FC, Blackburn Rovers, Sunderland and Tranmere Rovers, as well as winning over 50 international caps for the Republic of Ireland. The Midfielder retired from professional football in 2007.Tickets are only €10 and this includes entry into a draw for two pairs of tickets to see Ireland at Euro 2016. There will be more prizes on the night, including signed football shirts.Harps Chairman Sean Quinn said, “We would like to thank our main sponsor McGettigan’s for helping organise what promises to be a very enjoyable night out for everyone. Our supporters are aware that we will go through a five week period with no home games during the summer so it is vital we all come together and ensure our fundraising events are a big success.”Tickets available from Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Letterkenny, Finn Harps Clubhouse or via www.finnharps.com Doors open at 7pm, Q&A from 8pm, followed by a meet & greet session in the function room, Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.JASON McATEER TO ANSWER THE TOUGH QUESTIONS DURING HARPS FUNDRAISER! was last modified: May 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpsJason McAteerLiverpoollast_img read more

Talks welcomed by Christchurch Airport

first_imgChristchurch Airport has welcomed a move by the New Zealand government to negotiate new and improved air service agreements with countries in South America and Asia, with chief executive Jim Boult saying the talks “would open up opportunities for airlines and airports” and “reinforce New Zealand’s free trade approach”. A “delighted” Mr Boult described the move as “great news for our travel and tourism industries”.“We need to grow in-bound arrivals and the import/export market for New Zealand,” the airport boss said. “We are a distant market for the rest of the world, so we welcome any agreement that makes it easier for airlines to consider coming to New Zealand.” Associate Transport Minister Nathan Guy said in a statement that the government wanted to see the 48 or so already existing relationships governed by similar agreements improved on and increased.Negotiations with China, Brazil and up to eight other countries are scheduled to commence shortly. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H NZ wants to make it easier for carriers to fly to the countrylast_img read more