Mauritius: Mauritian firm invests in healthcare in Uganda

Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian company CIEL Healthcare Limited (CHL), a branch of the CIEL Group, has acquired a major share in the International Medical Group (IMG) in Uganda, as part of an ambitious plan to seek new opportunities in the healthcare sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

CIEL Healthcare (Africa) Director-General Alex Alexander said here Thursday that the company would put in place a strategy to fully develop the services offered by IMG and build on existing skills to better respond to the demands of patients in Uganda.

IMG employs some 600 people in its different establishments in Uganda.

Apart from hospital and medical services, the Group also has other entities like AAI Healthcare, specialized in medical insurance; IMG Pharmaceuticals, wholesaler of pharmaceuticals products and International Medical Centres (IMC), a network of clinics situated in the capital Kampala.

It also manages the International Medical Foundation, which is working to improve the welfare of vulnerable people affected by HIV and tuberculosis.

CIEL Healthcare Limited (CHL), a branch of the CIEL Group CIEL, which was established in 2009, has acquired expertise in the healthcare sector through a partnership with Indian firm, Fortis, that operates two clinics in Mauritius.

For its part, CIEL Limited (CIEL) operates in five sectors in Mauritius as well as in Africa and Asia, employing 26,500 people.
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16 july 2015 09:42:02




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