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Health Ministry looking at alternatives

October 22, 2015 4:58 am

The withdrawal of Sahyadri Hospital from India will not deter efforts by the Health Ministry in looking for alternatives of conducting surgeries for heart patients.

Health Minister, Jone Usamate, says the withdrawal of the heart operation experts came to light in August and this is a concern for them.

He adds they are trying to meet requirements that are needed by the Sahyadri Hospital.

“There are lots of expression of interest that people that have come through but we would generally look at them and through a transparent process to identify those that we work with but in the meantime we have work with the Sahyadri that we are still work on.”

Out of the twelve that had booked for Coronary Artery By Pass Graft Surgery, three private patients had fully paid their fees and this had been reimbursed.

Of the nine who had applied for government assistance, three had fully met the requirements and have been assisted for surgery in India.