Dubai: A high level delegation headed by Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) is on a three-day visit to India’s prominent hospitals in Kerala, Bangalore and Mumbai to explore opportunities to collaborate in the healthcare sector.
Al Qutami said, “This visit will help foster new partnerships with leading healthcare organisations and we are keen to share experiences and expertise with the aim to further bolster the health sector in Dubai and provide world-class patient centered care.”
The areas of collaboration include medical research, cancer care, cardiology, organ transplant, health innovation, mental health services and geriatric services.
The delegation began its visit of health facilities in India in Kochi. They visited the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre in Kochi and also met members of the Department of Health and Family Welfare in Kerala.
At Amrita Hospital Al Qutami was received by Dr Rajesh Pai, Medical Superintendent, Dr Vishal Marwaha Principal, and Dr Sudheer OV, Head of Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary and transplant surgeries.
The two sides discussed collaboration and knowledge transfer particularly in the field of specific expertise such as robotic donor hepatectomy for liver transplantation and organ transplant surgeries for hand, pancreas, heart, liver and kidney transplant.
At the department of health, Al Qutami and the delegation met with Dr Sarita R L, Director of Health Services, Dr Remla Buvi, Director of Medical Education and their team of senior officials.
Later the delegation visited both the Aster Medcity and the VPS Lakeshore Hospital, Kochi. Al Qutami was received by Dr Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare at Aster Medcity and at Lakeshore by Dr Shajir Ghaffar, Group Director, BD, VPS Healthcare and SK Abdulla, CEO of VPS Lakeshore.
At Aster Medcity Qutami was given an overview of Aster Medcity which is a 670-bed JCI and NABH accredited quaternary care facility with one Multispeciality Hospital and 10 dedicated Centres of Excellence.
At Lakeshore, the two sides discussed collaboration opportunities in the field of liver care, hepatology and liver transplant and gastroenterology. They also discussed collaboration in the field of complex surgeries.