Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, the pathology specialist, today announced to set up a joint venture with Mauritius-based Brasmer Corporation with an investment of 50 million Mauritian Rupees (about Rs 10 crore) in the eastern part of the South African region.
The joint venture will be called Metropolis Brasmer Lab Services Mauritius.
Metropolis Brasmer Lab Services will introduce pathology services and to begin with, it will open one central laboratory with collection points across island nations in Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles and Reunion.
The central laboratory is located on the premises of the Apollo Bramwell Hospital, Mauritius and pathology services will be available to patients in the hospital as well as to citizens of Mauritius, a company statement said here.
Plans are to set up 25 collection points across these locations in the coming year, with a focus remaining on providing quality diagnostic facilities to the region.
Metropolis Healthcare will be opening five collection points at Port Louis, Curepipe, Moka, Quatre Bornes & Rose-Hill in Mauritius, with two more laboratories coming up across Central Flacq and Black River in the next 3 months, it said.
The investment planned around the joint venture in the region will be 50 million Mauritian Rupees.
Speaking at the occasion of the joint venture, Ameera Shah, Managing Director & CEO Metropolis Healthcare Ltd said, "As India's most respected chain of pathology laboratories, we are looking at 1,000 tests being performed locally in Mauritius. We also have the advantage of offering 4,500 tests with the best turnaround time. We would be the first and foremost in the Mauritius diagnostic industry to offer the widest test menu combined with the highest standard of quality at an affordable rate."
Claudio Feistritzer-Rawat, Director of Metropolis Brasmer Lab Services, Mauritius said, "There is a growing need for quality diagnostics in Mauritius. Our understanding of the market, combined with expertise of Metropolis Healthcare in global healthcare diagnostics, we look to bridge that gap while ensuring affordability and quality."
One of the world's top tourist destinations, Mauritius is crowded throughout the year, ensuring that at present strength, the country is underpowered as far as diagnostic facilities are concerned and Metropolis Healthcare Ltd with its global presence is an ideal fit to ensure affordable quality diagnostics in the island nation, it said.