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Fortis Healthcare extends specialized medical care to UAE & Tanzania

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Fortis Escorts Heart Institute ties-up with RAK Hospital, Dubai and RMC Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Fortis Healthcare Limited, India’s leading healthcare company, has agreed to extend its medical expertise to RAK Hospital in Dubai and Regency Medical Centre (RMC), Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania through one of its subsidiary, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI). As per the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding), Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) will set up a pediatric interventional cardiac unit at RAK Hospital in Dubai. The emirates located hospital, RAK is set to extend its portfolio of cardiac care services by adding an array of cardiac surgeries. On the other hand, Tanzania’s leading medical centre, Regency Medical Centre (RMC) aims to provide specialized medical services such as Non-invasive Cardiology, Orthopedics and joint replacement surgeries, Laparoscopic surgeries along with Urology, Nephrology, and Ophthalmology through its association with Fortis.

Commenting on the development, Mr. Ashish Bhatia, Regional Director, Fortis Healthcare Ltd. said, “We are pleased to associate with RAK Hospital and Regency Medical Centre. This association is in line with our vision to become a global healthcare service provider and offer best quality to the benefit of the patient.” He said, “The field of cardiovascular sciences has undergone fascinating advancements over the last 20 years and thereby helped patients recover from life-threatening heart ailments. As we move ahead, our focus is to set new standards in medical excellence and compassionate patient care, not just in India but beyond. We look forward to serving the patients of Emirates & Africa.”

“RAK Hospital has been conceptualized to offer world-class medical services and thus establish Ras Al Khaimah as a destination of choice for medical value travel. This association further demonstrates our commitment to that vision. Fortis Healthcare has, over the past twenty years, made major advancements in the field of cardiology. It has constantly set new standards for clinical excellence and expertise by adopting advanced procedures and medical technology,” said Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director, ETA Star Healthcare which has established RAK hospital.

Dubai’s RAK Hospital’s expansion plans were set in motion earlier this year when a fully functional state-of-the-art catheterization lab was opened, under the leadership of renowned cardiologist Dr. Rajeev Lochan. An estimated six million Dirhams is proposed to be spent in two phases on this expansion, in equipping the hospital to offer world-class cardiac care, including adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. This association with Fortis Escorts Heart Institute marks the second phase and will see over 50 percent of the outlay ear-marked for the purpose. A panel of hand-picked cardiac specialists from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute will be stationed at RAK Hospital, to add strength to its existing cardiac team.

Under the agreement with Tanzania’s Regency Medical Centre (RMC), Fortis will station super-specialty doctors from cardiology, urology, high end orthopedics / joint replacement surgery, nephrology and minimal access surgery at RMC for providing clinical services in Tanzania. Also, Fortis will provide training in India in the areas of critical care to doctors, nurses, and paramedical staff of Regency Medical Centre (RMC) at various Fortis Network Hospitals. Besides, it will also provide onsite training & continuous medical education to various members of medical and para medical fraternity in the country. In addition, Fortis will also provide technical assistance to RMC for equipment selection and procurement and upgrade the IT systems and infrastructure. With the Virtual Private Network (VPN) connectivity with RMC, the patient’s clinical information shall be seamlessly shared with Fortis doctors in India for expert opinions enabling real time consultation.

Dr. Rajni Kanabar, promoter of Regency Medical Centre (RMC) and recipient of Pravasiya Bhartiya Award from President of India for his services in Tanzania, said, “We are pleased to be associated with Fortis for providing value added services to our patients. The patients in Tanzania will have access to specialized medical care which conforms to the world class quality parameters of Fortis Healthcare. Besides, the training imparted by Fortis will improve patient safety, satisfaction levels and outcomes.”



First Published: Wed, October 27 2010. 18:26 IST