Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences to Provide Advanced Medical Care to Bangladesh Armed Force
Bangalore, May 24, 2017 – The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital) is going to provide state-of-the-art specialty medical care to members of Bangladesh Armed Forces (BAF), including retired personnel, and their family members.
Awide-ranging agreement for collaboration in patient care, medical education,research and training, and exchange of healthcare professionals was signed by MajorGeneral SM Motahar Hossain, Director General of Medical Services (DGMS),Bangladesh Armed Forces, and Dr. Prem Nair, Medical Director,Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
Explaininghow the collaboration will work, Dr. Prem Nair ofAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, said: “This is a remarkable instance ofinternational cooperation in South Asia. It will not only help heal bodies, butalso strengthen bonds between the two great peoples who share common heritageand culture. We have signed a comprehensive agreement for providing healthcareservices to the members of Bangladesh Armed Forces. We will admit patients atAmrita Hospital for treatment upon referral from BAF. The collaboration alsoinvolves long- and short-term training of doctors, nurses and paramedics fromBAF at our hospital. In addition, we will collaborate in medical researchinitiatives and joint projects of mutual interest in both the countries.”
Added MajorGeneral SM Motahar Hossain of Bangladesh Armed Forces: “Thiscollaboration will bring the two nations closer, even as members of BangladeshArmed Forces benefit from the state-of-the-art medical expertise andinfrastructure available at Amrita Hospital. We are also going to set uptelemedicine and tele-radiology facilities at the Combined Military Hospital inDhaka which will connect doctors at Amrita Hospital to our patients inBangladesh for consultation. This collaboration will help save many lives as wewill be referring patients for complex surgeries and medical procedures.”
Theagreement was signed in the presence of Dr. Prem Nair ofAmrita Hospital and Brig. Gen. Abdul Hamid, Defence Adviser withBangladesh High Commission.
AmritaHospital, a super-specialty centre of excellence, receives large number ofpatients from South Asia, Middle East, and Central Africa because of highquality and affordable cost of treatment. In October 2016, it was alsoappointed as a referral hospital by the Government of Madagascar for advancedtreatment and surgeries.