Tanzania want to expand the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute

Tanzanian President, John Magufuli has promised to make more investments to the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI), in a bid to improve the institute’s capacity. Photo IPP Media

Johannesburg, South Africa (ADV) – The Tanzanian President, John Magufuli is mobilising for investments to the Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI), in a bid to expand the institute’s patients holding capacity, The Citizen reported.

Magufuli highlighted this while speaking at the State House in Dar es Salaaam where he had a meeting with the head of neurosurgery department from Peking University International Hospital (PUIH) in Beijing China, Professor Zhao Yuanil, and other experts who are partners with the MOI.

The MOI is the only tertiary centre in the country that deals with orthopaedics – a branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system, and neurosurgery – a medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

“I thank you firstly for agreeing to partner up with MOI, the government is ready to invest more in MOI so as ensure that citizens won’t have to incur high cost in seeking further treatment abroad,” said Magufuli.

Professor Yuanil applauded Magufuli for his efforts in improving the institute’s infrastructure system. He further made a promise that the PUIH would ensure that an agreement signed with the Ministry of Health last year is fully implemented.

“That is why we are here to see what has been done so that we know what we need to do to help” said Professor Yuanil.

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