Aster group collaborates with AMSH to end medical tourism

Aster DM Healthcare of Dubai, Aster Group of Hospitals and Clinics collaborate with Afe Babalola University Multisystem Hospital (AMSH), by donating a multi-million Naira Telemedicine Facilitiy.

The Chief Executive Officer of Aster DM Healthcare of Dubai, Dr. Harisha Pillai, said through the donation of the Tele-Medicine Facilities, ABUAD Multi System Hospital will be able to engage in Tele Consulting, Tele Diagnosis and Tele Management which translates to the fact that a patient could be in front of the Telemedicine equipment in Ado-Ekiti and doctors in Dubai would be able to diagnose and advise him/her on the right and appropriate treatment in the right dosage.”

Pillai said his group came into Nigeria as requested by the Founder/Chancellor (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, to deploy the medical experts in different specialties to the Multisystem hospital and also render training to those at the helms of affairs at the hospital

He further said: “It is our desire to collaborate with Nigerian medical personnel (doctors and nurses) and to make ABUADTH self-sufficient in the areas of human resources. He congratulated Aare Afe Babalola for establishing this hospital. Our Chief Operating Officer will be deployed here in a couple of months.  He re-emphasised the that medical personnel will be trained in the following areas trauma care, neurosurgical services, among others.

“It is our desire to bring pediatric surgeons here so that Nigerian children will no longer be taken abroad for life-saving surgeries.

“Our role is to assist the local personnel to grow on the job and in five years’ time, patients from other parts of Africa will be coming home here.”

In his closing remarks, Aare Afe Babalola said: “The Aster Group Consultants will come here periodically thereby minimizing the amount paid abroad as medical expenses.”

For instance, a patient, who will naturally spend about N5 million going overseas, will get same treatment here at a far cheaper rate thereby bringing quality healthcare to the doorsteps of our people”, he added