Mauritius to Host Pan-African Project Super Hospital

28 July 2009 (Last Updated July 28th, 2009 18:30)

Mauritius has been chosen to host a super speciality regional hospital, which will link link other hospitals in the $1bn Pan-African e-network project and provide telemedicine services. The project, initiated by former Indian president Abdul Kalam in 2004, aims to link the African Union's

Mauritius has been chosen to host a super speciality regional hospital, which will link link other hospitals in the $1bn Pan-African e-network project and provide telemedicine services.

The project, initiated by former Indian president Abdul Kalam in 2004, aims to link the African Union's 53 countries via satellite and fibre-optic networks with India's healthcare expertise.

As part of the e-network project the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital in northern Mauritius will be equipped to connect hospitals in the region.

The Indian government has provided funds of $117m towards the project.