Seychelles gets anti-tuberculosis medications from India

Seychelles has received a significant donation of anti-tuberculosis treatment from the government of India.


The donation was handed over to the chief executive of the Health Care Agency, Dr Danny Louange, by Gautum Kumar Biswas, second secretary in the Indian high commission, in a short ceremony at the Seychelles Hospital on Friday last week.


“The government of India is very pleased to make this donation to the Ministry of Health and especially to the tuberculosis (TB) patients,” Mr Biswas said.


In his remarks to thank the government of India for the consignment, Dr Louange explained how the donation came about and what it will be used for.


“These anti-tuberculosis medications are part of an order that was placed under a medicine grant from the government of India during the period 2017-2018. The medicines will be used especially in the treatment of multi-resistant tuberculosis,” he said.


As the risk of patients developing multi-drug resistance to tuberculosis treatment is greater than ever before, the donation arrives at an opportune time for the Ministry of Health.


Present at the donation ceremony were the deputy CEO of the Health Care Agency, Kathleen Cecile; director general for Public Health, Dr Meggy Louange; and staff of the Ministry of Health and of the Indian high commission in Seychelles.


Source: National Information Services Agency