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Cardiac centre another milestone in Bahrain-India ties

The Bahrain Specialist Hospital (BSH) Apollo Heart Centre, which was launched yesterday in Manama, has added another milestone in Bahrain-India bilateral relations, Dr Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals Group, told Tribune during an exclusive interaction.

The Heart Centre at Bahrain Specialist Hospital will be operated and managed by Apollo Hospitals and will provide treatment for all aspects of adult cardiology ranging from interventions to cardiac surgery. With infrastructures such as third-generation state-of-theart Cath Lab, Cardiac Critical Care Units and Intensive Care Unit, the centre will provide advanced comprehensive cardiac care. An experienced team of doctors, nurses, technicians, and paramedics have been deployed from the Apollo Heart Institute in Hyderabad to serve the people in the Kingdom.

“India has developed capabilities and skills set and teams who can deliver high-quality cardiac care and this skill set can help other countries. It is within the realm and goal of this ideology the partnership has been planned.”

“The BSH Apollo Heart Centre is a culmination of two years of discussions to identify the right speciality where Apollo’s expertise can contribute. Cardiac care is a discipline where Apollo Hospitals brings a wealth of experience and resources, such as established and clear protocols, operating manuals, human capital, and resources, to ensure successful delivery of world-class management and treatment of heart disease. Further specialists will be connected via telemedicine,” Dr Reddy pointed out.

“Besides, Apollo’s network allows a natural back-up for services such as cardiac surgery and transplant for cases that require more advanced attention and care than what is locally available. We look forward to serving the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain and deliver to them cardiac care comparable to the best in the world,” she added.

Hamid Rashid Al Zayani, Chairman, Bahrain Specialist Hospital said, “Our collaboration with Apollo Hospitals in the form of the BSH Apollo Heart Centre will work to address a critical health issue in the Kingdom. The centre is well equipped for elective, urgent and emergency cardiac surgeries with facilities that keep up with technical progress and scientific knowledge and is suitable for the use of advanced medical equipment.”

Dr Kasim Ardati, Managing Director, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, said that the centre will offer minimally-invasive treatments for cardiac and vascular diseases by using cutting-edge technologies that meet international standards for cardiac care. Indian Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha, who was also present on the occasion, welcomed the initiative and wished “Bahrain Specialist Hospital to emerge Bahrain Super Specialist Hospital in the years to come”.