Regency Medical Centre

Regency Medical Centre is a multi-specialty hospital located on Aly Khan Road, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.[1][2] Established in 1999, the hospital was founded by Dr. Rajni Kanabar, who was also the hospital's Chairman and the convener of the Tanzania Babies Heart Project till 25 June 2019.[3][4]

Regency Medical Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Aerial View of Regency Medical Centre, Dar es Salaam
LocationAly Khan Road, Upanga, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Coordinates6°48′46.7″S 39°16′45.3″E
Care systemPrivate
Emergency departmentYes
ListsHospitals in Tanzania

Events & Accomplishments

During the Chairmanship tenure of Dr. Rajni Kanabar, Regency Medical Centre had facilitated the surgeries for 150 children and adults in 2015 suffering from various diseases. Through partnerships with various hospitals in India, Dr. Kanabar was able to get 50% discount on the cost of treatments.[5] As the chairman of Regency Medical Centre, he has also received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman in 2010[6][7] and the Order of the United Republic of Tanzania in 2014.[4] In collaboration with a number of advanced hospitals in India, Regency Medical Centre has facilitated treatment of patients suffering from various diseases, both in India and Tanzania. These camps were aimed at providing advanced treatment facilities to patients, in time. Following are some of these camps:

  • In February 2012, 37 children suffering from heart diseases were taken to Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Institute Bangalore, and Fortis Escort Heart Institute New Delhi India for subsidised heart surgeries. The Lions Club of Dar es Salaam in collaboration with Ministry of Health Zanzibar, and Satya Sai Society of Dar es Salaam were among those that had organised the trip.[8]
  • In 2012, Regency Medical Centre became the first hospital in Tanzania that began using laparoscopes to perform less invasive surgeries.[9]
  • In July 2012, the Regency Medical Centre had partnered with HealthCare Global Enterprises Ltd. (HCG) and Lions Club of Dar es Salaam to provide advanced medical treatment for patients suffering from Cancer.[10]
  • In 2013, Fortis Healthcare announced its pact made with Regency Medical Centre to provide services like specialized non-invasive cardiology, urology, high end orthopedics / joint replacement surgery, nephrology and minimal access surgery. Under this pact, Fortis Healthcare were also to provide training to the doctors, nurses and paramedical of Regency Medical Centre at various centers.[11]
  • In January–February 2013, Cancer and Spine specialists from HCG, Bangalore and Shalby Hospital, Ahmedabad, respectively conducted medical camps at the Regency Medical Centre's satellite clinic on Zanaki Street, Kisutu in Dar es Salaam. People were invited for the diagnosis and treatment for cancer and spine-related problems during the 2-day camps held in January and February.[12]
  • In August 2013, Regency Medical Centre had facilitated the visit of spine, hip and knee specialists from Shalby Hospital in Gujarat for screening and treatment of patients suffering from spine and joint related problems.[13]
  • In 2014, Regency Medical Centre was a part of the collaboration between Lions Club of Dar es Salaam and the Ministry of Health in Zanzibar, which had sent 17 patients suffering from heart disorders for surgeries to the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in India.[14][15][16]
  • On 29 February 2016, under the banner of Regency Medical Centre, Lions Club of Dar es Salaam, and the Ministry of Health Zanzibar, 10 children born with congenital heart diseases were sent to India for treatment.[17]
  • In February 2016, Dr. Rajni Kanabar, the former Chairman of Regency Medical Centre laid down a proposal of creating a Paediatric Heart Centre of Excellence in Tanzania for the benefit of patients born with heart defects in front of Lions Club International Vice President, Bob Corlew. He also appealed to the dignitaries for funds to facilitate surgeries for 100 children born with surgically repairable heart defects in India and at Jakaya Kikwete Heart Institute in Dar es Salaam.[18]
  • In May 2017, Regency Medical Centre organized a Mega Cardiac Screening Camp in collaboration with Zanzibar's Ministry of Health and Lions Club of Dar es Salaam, and invited experts from the Jaypee Hospital for the treatment of children with surgically-repairable heart defects and youth with acquired rheumatic valvular heart disease.[19]
  • In November 2017, Regency Medical Centre associated with KIMS Hospital, Hyderabad to conduct a camp for heart and urology related problems. The experts were to consult patients with problems related to heart, prostate, kidney stones and post-surgery procedures.[20]
  • To mark the World Diabetes Day, on 14 November 2018 Regency Medical Centre conducted free Diabetes screening camp for diagnosis and consultation. Patients diagnosed with diabetes at the camp were to be referred to a team of experts at the hospital's Diabetes Clinic in Dar es Salaam.[21]
  • In March 2019, it conducted a 2-day Spinal Screening and Spinal Surgical procedure camp in collaboration with Spine Clinic, Ahmedabad, India. In this camp, patients were screened for spine-related problems by the specialists, and major as well as minor surgeries were performed at the hospital.[22]
  • On 25th November 2019, Regency Medical Centre conducted a Diabetes Screening camp in Dar es Salaam, in association with the local BAPS Charities Community, to commemorate World Diabetes Day celebrated every year in November.[23]


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  19. "Tanzania: Heart Surgery Camp Targets 100 Children". All Africa. 18 May 2017.
  20. "Regency, KIMS, Hyderabad India to conduct camp for heart problems". IPP Media - The Guardian. 7 November 2017.
  21. "Regency to conduct free screening of diabetes". IPP Media - The Guardian. 13 November 2018.
  22. "Indian Specialists in Dar for Spine Surgeries". IPP Media - The Guardian. 11 March 2019.
  23. Mwendapole, Joseph (25 November 2019). "Medics want NCDs to be integrated as important subjects in schools". The Guardian.
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