Kasi International, a healthcare service and doing more for healthcare in Nigeria by designing, organising and operating healthcare facilities and services according to international safety guidelines, has opened talks with Al Zahra Hospital for a partnership which would facilitate easy movement of Nigerians seeking medical care in the UAE.
Al Zahra Hospital is a member of London Stock Exchange listed NMC group and leading JCI accredited hospital.
This was made known by the Chief Media Officer of Kasi Healthcare, Peter Adeshina who hosted the Senior Development Officer of Al Zahra Hospital, Junaid Vaidyarakath, at the Kasi Centre for Telehealth which is located 15 minutes from the Lagos International Airport.
“We are happy to have an executive from one of the leading hospitals in the UAE visit us in Lagos to discuss on a strategic alliance between Kasi Center for Telehealth Lagos Airport and Al Zahra Hospital in the UAE,” he said.
“His visit and the ongoing partnership discussions with Al Zahra Hospital UAE align with the objective of The Kasi Centre for Telehealth Lagos Airport which is to ensure Nigerians seeking medical care in the UAE and other parts of the world, especially for advanced surgical procedures, have a full understanding of the procedures, hospital and doctors who would be attending to them before embarking on the trip.” This, he explained, “would help to curtail growing cases of uninformed choices made by Nigerians who get on the plane based on the strength of what they gathered online from search engines, only to reach the country and discover that the service available isn’t what was promised”.
“We have already invested in a world-class telemedicine suite, which is available at our Centre for Telehealth, 15 minutes away from the International Airport in Lagos. It is powered by a Fibre Optics Internet Broadband Service 50 times faster than the fastest internet service available in Nigeria and it allows our client speak to doctors in UAE and other countries in the world for tele consultations and tele radiology for review of X-ray and MRI scans.
Furthermore, to ease movement to the UAE, Kasi Centre for Telehealth Lagos Airport through Al Zahra hospital has developed a partnership with Emirates Airline for discounted airfare rates for our clients,” he concluded.
On his part, Senior Development Officer of Al Zahra Hospital, Junaid Vaidyarakath, restated the leadership of the hospital group in the United Arab Emirates and expressed their interest in Nigeria, as well as the partnership discussions to join the Kasi International hospital network.
“I took a tour of Kasi Centre for Telehealth Lagos Airport, and I was impressed with the technology available at the facility, as well as the friendliness and high professionalism of its staff. We at Zahra Hospital look forward to a positive collaboration which would help us deliver quality healthcare to Nigerians,” he said.
The Director of Kasi Healthcare and former Chief Representative Officer Africa of Turkish Hospital Group Florence Nightingale Hospitals Istanbul, Dayo Osholowu expressed good cheer on the discussions and welcomed the collaboration. He also announced that the partnership will ensure speedy facilitation of medical visas for patients and training of Nigerian doctors visiting the UAE as part of the collaboration.
Kasi Centre for Telehealth already boasts of an impressive client base locally and internationally.
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