September 19, 2012 (ATHENS) – A Greek billionaire has invited senior government officials to his country in order to acquaint themselves with his company’s established specialized network of hospitals which he wants to replicate in South Sudan.
- Vice President, Dr. Riek Machar and founder of Axon Group of Companies pose picture in front of one of the Euromedica hospital (ST)
Axon Group of Companies invited to Greece the Vice President of the Republic, 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 firsthand information on the capacity of the company, which has already built over 65 specialized hospitals around the world.
Thomas N. Liakonakos, the founder and owner of the Axon Group of Companies networks, during the meeting with the Vice President in Greece’s historical city of Thessaloniki, on Tuesday 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.
He toured the Vice President through three different modern specialized multi storey hospitals which he built in Thessaloniki, assuring that his company would build similar state of the art hospitals in the 14-month old nation.
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 so that an agreement is reached to kick start the process of building the hospitals.