UAE’s VPS Healthcare expands to Sudan offering tertiary and quaternary care
DUBAI – November 16, 2018: VPS Healthcare, one of the largest integrated healthcare service providers in the Middle East, has announced its foray into Sudan by offering coverage of tertiary and quaternary care to patients of Sudan in partnership with the country’s two major insurance providers.
Global patient care division of VPS Healthcare Group undertook the initiative. Senior officials of the Group led by Mr. Savnivise Gopinath, Director – VPS Healthcare, Dubai & India, signed agreements with the insurance companies in Sudan.
VPS Healthcare owns and operates over 125 medical centers, 22 hospitals, 15 brands with more than 13,000 employees spanning across the Middle East, Europe and India to provide comprehensive care and medical support services to patients from all strata of the society at international quality standards.
VPS Healthcare also signed a strategic tie-up with Hayyat Company Ltd, a leading medical tourism service provider in Sudan, to open a dedicated information center offering patients necessary guidance and support. Hayyat is Sudan’s trusted source of direction and information pertaining to medical services for citizens of the nation, meeting all needs of patients in different specialties.
The initiative will ensure provision of tertiary care that are currently not available in Sudan, launch of state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic center, and extension of quaternary care in VPS Group’s various facilities when required. As part of it, Sudani nationals will be given training programs for capacity building and continuing medical education programs to support the benefit of Sudanese medical fraternity.
Commenting on the expansion, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare, said, “We are very proud to extend our global standard health services and expertise to the people of Sudan. Our aim is to ensure that the citizens of Sudan receive the best healthcare in the world. This initiative will significantly improve their quality of life as a society. We understand that the healthcare sector is one of the most significant factors in determining a nation’s progress and development.”
“As per the agreements with the Sudanese insurance majors, we will offer tertiary and quaternary care to the patients covered by them. If required, the patients also will be provided advanced treatments at our modern, state-of-the-art health facilities in the UAE, Germany and India. We will also join hands with the above partners to open global standard imaging and diagnostic centers in Sudan. This initiative will also see a number of VPS Healthcare specialists providing training programs to nursing and paramedic professionals of Sudan,” he added.
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil spearheads the healthcare conglomerate, which showcased a rapid growth in regional and international markets within 10 years of its inception setting diverse goals and activities. He contributed immensely to develop quality, affordable and reachable healthcare to people of various sections of the society benefitting hundreds of thousands of people.
“We have become a significant healthcare organisation with diverse facilities in several countries. We are determined to be a positive force wherever we operate. We provide a comprehensive care in medical treatment and services based on broad experience, top-rated professionals and high investment in training and technologies in every specialty. We are the first private healthcare group to offer free mobile mammography in the UAE. We have also conducted more than 165 free cardiac surgeries, and we work with the Red Crescent’s medevac services – bringing patients from strife-torn areas for treatment,” Dr. Shamsheer concluded.
VPS Healthcare is the holding entity for Burjeel, Medeor, LLH and Lifecare Hospitals in the UAE, reflecting a brand image of excellence in healthcare delivery system. VPS Healthcare’s diversified portfolio of services encompasses primary, secondary and tertiary care facilities ranging from clinics, medical centers, hospitals, industrial medicine practice, homecare, dental institutes and clinics, pharmaceutical manufacturing, air ambulance service, FMCG, FMCG, patient concierge services and retail pharmacies.