TANZANIA will save 25 billion/- per year from transferring patients to overseas upon completion of a major expansion of the Aga Khan Hospital that will see the health facility develop into a major teaching and tertiary academic medical centre.
The Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the government spends enormous amount of money every year in providing tertiary level treatment to Tanzanians in overseas hospitals.
Dar es Salaam — The minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, and Princess Zahra Aga Khan yesterday launched the second Phase of the Aga Khan Hospital construction.
The health facility will be built at the cost of Sh167 billion in which the French Development Bank has provided concessionary long term financing of Sh112 billion while Sh55 billion is a grant from the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
The new building will take 170 hospital beds.
Dar grants Aga Khan group enhanced status
By JAINDI KISERO
in Dar es Salaam
The Aga Khan yesterday signed an agreement with the government of Tanzania, granting enhanced diplomatic status to the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) which manages and co-ordinates the group's social and economic development programmes.
The agreement was signed between President Benjamin Mkapa and the Aga Khan at a high profile ceremony at State House Dar es Salaam.
Until yesterday, relations between the parties were governed by a "co-operation accord" last signed in 1991.
Your Excellency, President Rahmon,
Chairman of the State Committee on Investment and Management of State
Ladies and Gentlemen