SOA’s expertise sought to set up hospital in Cameroon

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King of Bandjoun being felicitated during his visit to SOA.

Bhubaneswar: A three-member delegation from Cameroon, led by Dr Honore Djomo Kamga, king of Bandjoun, visited Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) deemed to be university here for two days to get a first-hand knowledge of operating a medical college with a teaching hospital.

He was accompanied by Prof (Dr) Maurice Kengne Kamga, Judge of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg, Germany and Innocent Takotue Fotso, principal founder of the Hanseatic Institute of Technical and Applied Sciences (HITAS), Douala in Cameroon.

The delegation, which went round the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, faculty of medicine of SOA on Sunday, visited the SUM Ultimate Medicare on Monday.

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Later the visitors had an interaction with SOA’s founder-president Prof (Dr) Manojranjan Nayak in the presence of SOA vice-chancellor Prof Pradipta Kumar Nanda. “What we have seen is quite impressive and we plan to set up a similar medical college with a hospital at Douala which is needed there,” Fotso said.

SOA had signed a MoU with HITAS on February 23 last for cooperation in getting the Cameroonian students trained at SOA and pursuing different courses in the university. Presently, 27 students from the African nation are studying in SOA.

The King of Bandjoun said they would appreciate cooperation from SOA in the setting up of a medical college hospital in Cameroon. Besides, patients from Cameroon would visit the hospitals run by SOA in Bhubaneswar for treatment promoting medical tourism.

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