A team of super-specialist doctors Cardiology and Liver Transplant from the Apollo Hospitals Group in India has visited Ghana to the possibility of working closely with the Ministry of Health towards establishing and providing world-class health care to Ghanaians at cheaper cost compare to the Western World and even South East Asian destinations.
The four member delegation who held discussions with some officials of the Ministry of Health and Medical Professionals included Dr Harinder Singh Sidhu, Consultant and Interventional Cardiologist, Dr Girish B. Navasundi.
Dr Harinder Singh Sidhu, Dr Girish B. Navasundi, Consultant and Interventional Cardiologist, Dr Anand Ramamurthy, Consultant Surgical Gastroenterology and Liver Transplantation, and Sumanta Ray, a Sr. Vice-President- Group Marketing.
Speaking to the media, member of the delegation said part from providing care, Apollo Hospitals would also work towards providing skill-based training to Ghana’s healthcare professionals, thus helping local capacity expansion.
They said as a beginning, Apollo Hospitals’ team of super-specialist doctors (Cardiology and Liver Transplantation) in the country enabled them to closely interact with Government functionaries and showcasing advances in Cardiac Care and Liver Transplantation to Ghana’s Medical Fraternity.
The Apollo Hospitals Group is India’s first and most comprehensive corporate healthcare provider. It’s founder chairman, Dr Prathap C. Reddy is a follower of Mahatma Ghandhi’s directive of “to be the change that you wish to see.”
A burning desire to make world-class medical facilities available in India motivated him to open the nation’s first corporate hospital, Apollo Hospitals at Chennai in 1983.
The hospital has since carried the torch of healthcare to distant corners of India, through a stretch of innovation, technology and commitment and is Indias leading private healthcare provider, and is among Asia’s largest healthcare networks.
Apollo Hospitals has over 8,500 beds across 54 hospitals, 1200 pharmacies, nearly 100 primary care and diagnostic clinics, 115 telemedicine units across nine countries, medical business process outsourcing services, health insurance services, global projects consultancy, 15 academic institutions and a Research Foundation with focus on global clinical trials, epidemiological studies, stem-cell and genetic research.