ABUAD hospital gets tele-medicine equipment from Dubai firm

The Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti Multi-System Hospital has partnered Aster DM Healthcare of Dubai to deliver quality health care to Nigerians.

Aster DM Healthcare of Dubai, on Wednesday, donated multi-million naira tele-medicine equipment to the 400-bed ultra-modern hospital to support it.

 According to a statement by the Head, Corporate Affairs, ABUAD, Tunde Olofintila, the donation was  part of the partnership  in the areas of technical services, managerial services as well as training between the ABUAD Multi System Hospital and Aster DM Healthcare.

Aster DM Healthcare said the donation was in appreciation of the selfless milestone achievements of the ABUAD Founder, Afe Babalola (SAN).

The Chief Executive Officer of Aster DM Healthcare of Dubai, Dr. Harisha Pillai, said the equipment would help the ABUAD Multi System Hospital to engage in tele-consulting, tele-diagnosis and tele-management.

While explaining the benefits of the equipment, Pillai said doctors in Dubai would be able to diagnose a patient at the ABUAD Multi System Hospital and then advise on the appropriate treatment and the right dosage.

He added that the same telemedicine equipment would help consultants in Dubai to observe any of ABUAD’s five modular theatres and assist in whatever ways possible.

The statement noted that the agreement would ensure the provision of advice for smooth operations and development of the ABUAD Multi System Hospital with a vision to offer high-end clinical programmes for the benefit of Nigerian patients.

Speaking at the signing of the Agreement, Pillai who represented the Chairman of AsterMedicity Hospital, Kochi, Dr. A. Moopen, commended Babalola for doing so much in his hospital within a very short period of time.

Pillai stressed that there was no reason why anybody should travel out of Nigeria for medical care because “everything they need is now available in the ABUAD Multi System Hospital.”

 Babalola said the signing of the agreement made the day one of the happiest moments in his life.

Babalola said he was passionate about reducing medical tourism abroad which necessitated the establishment of the ultra-modern hospital.

He said, “Their (Aster Group’s) consultants will come here periodically and in the process minimise the amount paid abroad as medical expenses.”

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