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Teleradiology Solutions to provide radiology services to Maldives


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Partners with Maldives based Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital to report patient CT scans and diagnostic tests
Teleradiology Solutions, the domain leader in India, has entered into an agreement with Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), a 275 bed, acute tertiary care public referral hospital in the Maldives.    This association will enable the hospital to provide timely and quality reporting of patient CT Scans and other diagnostic tests to the patients on the island.
According to Dr Arjun Kalyanpur, CEO, Teleradiology Solutions, “The Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital was looking for a partner to enhance its specialty services and we are very happy to report patient CT scans and other diagnostic services to help them offer affordable healthcare to the people.” Dr Kalyanpur further added, “The idea of donating a hospital to the Maldives was conceived during the visit to the islands in 1986, by Shri Rajiv Gandhi, one of India’s most dynamic Prime Ministers. It is fitting that now India’s premier and path breaking teleradiology company is helping this vision.”
Mr Zubair Mohammed, Managing Director of Male’ Health Services Corporation Limited (MHSC) – which runs IGMH in the Maldives said, “The IGMH is an important mile stone in the Maldivian governments’ efforts to provide sustainable, high quality health services to its public.  We have a shortage of trained radiologists and our tie-up with Teleradiology Solutions will help us bridge this gap. Teleradiology Solutions is recognised for its high quality services and we are delighted to associate with them.”
IGMH was a gift from the Government of India to the Maldives in 1995 and is a symbol of the long-standing friendly relations between the Maldives and India. IGMH is continuously looking for ways to improve service delivery and quality of care with the aim to provide pleasant experience to any one seeking services at IGMH.
About Teleradiology Solutions
Teleradiology Solutions (TRS) was founded in 2002 by Dr. Arjun Kalyanpur and Dr. Sunita Maheshwari. It was initially set up to provide hospitals in the United States with night shift radiology solutions and now provides teleradiology to hospitals in Singapore and India with other countries on the anvil. Teleradiology Solutions (US) is accredited by the US Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). It is also the first organization outside Singapore to be accredited by the Ministry of Health, Singapore.  The company provides teleradiology services to hospitals around the globe, which includes interpretation of all non-invasive imaging studies, namely CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine studies and digitized Xrays. The company provides subspecialty consultations in cardiovascular and oncologic imaging to hospitals in India as well, and has joint research partnerships with major technology vendors such as GE, to explore new techniques in 3D imaging analysis.
About Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital
The IGMH is a 275 bed, an acute tertiary care public referral hospital committed to provide modern state of the art health care in the Maldives. Advanced diagnostic tests and major surgery, which have eluded those who could not go abroad, are now available, right here in the country.  The clinical specialisations include internal medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, paediatrics, neurology, cardiology, etc to mention a few. Since it was officially opened in 1994, Maldivian government has continuously upgraded its  facilities adding more services including CT scanning facilities, Haemo-dialysis services and expanded diagnostic capacity of its clinical laboratory services.

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First Published: Oct 26 2010 | 7:39 PM IST

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