The Canadian Specialist Hospital has said that its deployment of qualified doctors to Nigeria will help to tackle medical tourism in the country.
In an interview with journalists in Abuja over the weekend, the Head of Business Development, Canadian Specialist Hospital, Dubai, Mr. Anoop Achuthan, said, “Our aim is to help Nigerians for their healthcare requirements.
“We will send our European qualified doctors from Canadian Specialist Hospital (US,UK. Germany, Italy, Romania,Poland, India etc) to one of the leading healthcare centres in Nigeria so that Nigerians can consult with the super specialist here in their home country. This will help to save lots of money for travel abroad.”
The mission of the Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH), which is the brainchild of its chairman, Mr. Mohammad Rashid Al Falasi, is to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic, curative and rehabilitative services of International standard and to render comprehensive genetic and prenatal services with evidence-based ethical healthcare for a healthy and happy community.
Achuthan disclosed that as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR ), the hospital would engage in some free surgeries for some indigent Nigerians who cannot afford it, in collaboration with some non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
He said, “this will be done with the help of charity clubs and NGOS with some certain conditions.
Canadian Specialist Hospital is one of the largest private hospitals in Dubai and the institution of choice for referrals from small and medium-sized medical centres that lack some specialised diagnostic and treatment facilities.
“For example, cardiology, especially interventional cardiology like angioplasty. It’s the treatment for removing the block from the heart. So the patients can avoid open heart surgeries.
“ However, they would have to pay for the medicines and materials used for it.”
Achuthan added that the hospital has grown to become one of the most advanced and comprehensive healthcare institutions in the region.
“Canadian Specialist Hospital provide a wide range of medical services and houses most of the surgical facilities of Dubai.
“Continuous development and investment in technology, medical expertise and support facilities have contributed to the hospitals’ current stature as one of the preeminent medical institutions in the Middle East”
He said that the hospital embodies the qualities of world class hospitals, including professional expertise and technology of international standards, streamlined efficiency of services, courteous personal attention and meticulous cleanliness.
According to him, more than 500 patients arrive at Canadian Specialist Hospitals each day.
“Today, we are home to more than 30 specialised centers, covering almost every segment of medicine.Canadian Specialist Hospital will try to provide insurance coverage for the medical treatment at our Dubai branch. So that patients can avail cashless facility in Dubai.”