A Greek health care business executive brought senior government officials of South Sudan to Greece to show them his company’s established specialized network of hospitals which he wants to replicate in their country.
Axon Group of Companies leaders met with South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar, who also heads the economic and services clusters in the cabinet, and the Minister of Health, Michael Milly Hussein, for a one-day visit to have first-hand information on the capacity of the company, which has already built more than 65 specialized hospitals around the world.
Thomas N. Liakonakos, the founder and owner of the Axon Group of Companies networks, during the meeting said he was ready to establish a network of specialized hospitals in South Sudan.
With its specialized branch of Euromedica, the company is the largest private healthcare provider in Greece, which operates a nationwide network of 86 hospitals, medical centers, rehabilitation, and wellness centers. There was a tour through three modern specialized multi-story hospitals in Thessaloniki and Liakonakis said he could the same for South Sudan.
The Vice President’s Press Secretary, James Gatdet Dak, told the Sudan Tribune that the trip to Greece was part of the government’s drive to attract such investors to the country and help the new nation in its efforts to fill the wide development gap, especially in the provision of quality health services.He said the company is ready to further discuss the details of the project with the Ministry of Health to reach an agreement to start building the hospitals.