>- No. of AU Member States that have signed the agreement with TCIL: 47
West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea,
Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo; 15 out of 15
East Africa: Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda,
Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda; 13 out of 13
Southern Africa: Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and
Zimbabwe; 8 out of 10
Central Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, DRC, Gabon and
Sao Tome and Principe; 8 out of 9
Northern Africa: Egypt, Mauritania and Libya 3 out of 6
>- The following 149 sites/centers have been commissioned /integrated with the e-Network:
Satellite Hub Earth Station in Dakar, Senegal;
Data Centre at TCIL Bhawan, New Delhi;
Tele-Education Set-up in 5 Indian Universities (Selected by MEA) viz.
1)Amity University, Noida
2)IGNOU, New Delhi
4)University of Delhi
5)University of Madras
Tele-Medicine Set-up in 12 Super Specialty Hospitals of India, viz.
1)All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi ;
2)Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi;
3)Apollo Hospitals, Chennai;
4)CARE Hospital, Hyderabad;
5)Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, New Delhi;
6)Fortis Hospital, Noida;
7)Narayana Hrudayalya, Bangalore ;
8)Sri Ramchandra Medical Centre, Chennai ;
9)Moolchand Hospital, New Delhi.
11)Dr Bala Bhai Nanavati Hospital Mumbai
12)Sanjay Ghandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow
Tele-Education Set-up in 4 Regional Leading University Centers in Africa viz.
1)Kwame and Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana,
2)Makerere University, Uganda,
3)Yaounde University, Cameroon.
4)Alexandria Faculty of Commerce, Egypt ( Vsat connectivity provided and IT &
Tele-Medicine Set-up in 4 Regional Super Specialty Hospitals in Africa viz.
1)Super Specialty Hospital, Nigeria,
2)Super Specialty Hospital,Republic of Congo (Vsat connectivity provided, civil work pending)
3)Super Specialty Hospital, Mauritius (Vsat connectivity provided and IT & UPS equipment being installed)
4)Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, Egypt ( Vsat connectivity provided and IT &
UPS equipment are under customs clearance pending due to packing materials issue).
45 Learning Centers (LCs) in African countries, viz.
Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African
Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, D.R.Congo, Egypt, Eritrea,
Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya,
Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria,
Niger,Republic of Congo, Republic of Guinea, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda; Zambia and Zimbabwe.
40 Patient-End Hospitals (PEs) in African countries viz.
Benin, Botswana,Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR),Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia,Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius,Mozambique, Nigeria, Niger, Rwanda, Republic of Guinea, Sao Tome & Principe,Senegal , Seychelles; Sierra Leone ,Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania , Togo , Uganda and Zambia, Zimbabwe.
37 VVIP Nodes (for video-conferencing and Voice over IP among the Heads of States) in African countries, viz. Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti,Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia,Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Republic of Congo ,Republic of Congo, Rwanda, SaoTome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Somalia,
Tanzania , Uganda and Zambia;
Project implementation target for the remaining countries:
• Work is in progress in Togo (VVIP), DRC, Lesotho (PEL), Republic of Congo (PEL),
Zimbabwe (VVIP), Namibia and Republic of Guinea (VVIP).
Togo VVIP is delayed because security authorities in Togo have not given schedule to work at the premises and requested the National coordinator to facilitate to commission in April 2011.
DRC: LC site has been commissioned and remaining two sites i.e PEL and VVIP can be commissioned as soon as the sites are readied for installation. The equipment lost in
the customs. It may be noted that DRC has agreed to procure the lost project equipment.
We have also requested DRC to expedite site readiness. This is also being followed up by Indian
Mission in DRC. TCIL Engr is already available at site. DRC has allocated funds for purchase of missing items and site readiness and TCIL has provided TCIL’s proform invoice as DRC wants to transfer the funds to TCIL for buying the lost equipment as per the communication from the country coordinator/TCIL engineer. Waiting for transfer of funds from DRC to TCIL and requested the National coordinator to facilitate to commission of the remaining sites in April 2011
Lesotho: LC and VVIP Node have already been
commissioned. PEL site that has lately been relocated by authorities is planned to be commissioned by March, 2011 provided civil work at the site is completed by the local authorities and earthing work is being carried out by TCIL . TCIL has already shifted the Vsat Antenna from previous location to the relocated one and installed and requested the National coordinator to facilitate to commission in April 2011.
Republic of Congo: TCIL Engineer is already at site. Vsat already installed at Regional Super Specialty Hospital (RSSH), Learning Center (LC) and VVIP Node site. Patient End Location (PEL) site is under construction. VVIP site has already been commissioned and RSSH site installation has been completed but TCIL is waiting for UPS and batteries to be customs cleared by local authorities and civil construction/repair to be made to avoid rainwater seepage. The country coordinator had promised the Indian Ambassador that budgetary provision has been made for year 2011 and by end of Jan.2011, the UPS shall be made available and other infrastructure shall be in place. As per Indian Ambassador’s assessment, this was to be in place in the next 2-3
months from Dec.2010.
Zimbabwe: VVIP site is yet to be finalized by the local authority. LC and PEL sites have been commissioned in Dec.2010 and January 2011 and requested the National coordinator to facilitate to commission VVIP Site in April 2011
Namibia: Two out of three sites namely LC and PEL have been identified and equipment have
been customs cleared. TCIL Engr has already installed Vsat at LC site. However this site is not
ready for IT installation. PEL site is also being readied for installation. Country Coordinator has
been requested to expedite site readiness. Engineer has been identified to depute to Namibia and
received Visa. TCIL engineer is reaching Namibia by next week. Meanwhile, TCIL deputed other
engineer for installation works in Namibia and LC site has been commissioned on 31/03/2011.
Kenya and Mali are the upcoming countries for installation. TCIL is eagerly waiting for go ahead
from Kenya. For Mali, LC site has been commissioned on 31/03/2011 and IT & UPS equipment
being installed. PEL site is being readied for installation. For Kenya, sites are still to be identified.
Kenyan team is planning to visit other countries where Pan African e-Network project is active
before commencing work in Kenya. TCIL visited embassy of Kenya in India 04/04/2011, New
Delhi for helping speedy implementation of the project.
Swaziland: Due to budgetary constraints, Swaziland authorities are not able to get the sites ready.
However, they have assured to endeavor to get the sites ready by first week of May 2011.
Project is planned to be completed in the remaining countries progressively by June 2011 subject
to timely readiness of sites and timely customs clearance of goods by the host country.
Due to pending customs clearance and site readiness at the remaining countries,implementation schedule has been extended up to 30 June, 2011 by MEA, for completion of installation and commissioning of Pan African Project