By S.U. Thoronka.
According to Harish Agnani representing the Consulate of India in Sierra Leone, four scholarships have been offered to four Medical Doctors to pursue one month training in various fields of specialization.
The beneficiaries of the Scholarships are Doctor Emmanuel Ibrahim-Sayo (Nephrology), Ibrahim Kapuwa (Urology), Sorie Conteh (Cardiology) and Mariama Mustapha (Ped. Cardiology).
Mr. Agnani informed that the Indian Government had offered scholarships to five students to study for Masters and PHD degrees in various disciplines, but noted among other things that Sierra Leone needs more Medical Doctors.
The Consular Representative furthered that the Indian Government has decided to offer scholarships for training to 100 students in Africa, and that the first batch of 50 students has been approved by the Indian Government whereby the four Sierra Leone Doctors listed above are beneficiaries.
Mr. Harish Agnani called on the beneficiaries to give up their best in their field of studies and be prepared to train their compatriots back home when they shall have completed their courses.
Receiving the air tickets on behalf of his colleagues, Dr. Sorie Conteh thanked the India Government and expressed profound appreciation and promised to take advantage of the opportunity to the best of their ability.
He however, implored the India Government to continue training medical experts in order to improve the healthcare service in the country.