Saturday, July 4, 2009

Mauritius - Pan African e-Network Project

Mauritian government has taken note of developments of the Pan African e-Network Project, an initiative of Dr A.P.J. Kalam, former President of India, to connect the 53 nations of the African Union by satellite and fibre optic network to provide effective tele-education, tele-medicine, Internet, video conferencing and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, as well as support to e-Governance, e-Commerce, infotainment, resource mapping and meteorological services.

In this connection, Mauritius has been selected to host the Super Speciality Regional Hospital, in addition to the existing tele-medicine centre already set up at the Cardiac Centre. The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital will, subsequently, be equipped with the state-of-the-art technology and facilities to provide expert services to the other hospitals connected in the region.