By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

Manipal Hospital, has opened doors for patients seeking magical help in India, urging them not to delay any further in their treatments and surgeries.

Mr. Karthik Rajagopal, COO, Manipal Hospital Enterprise, stated this on Tuesday, during a webinar organised in partnership with the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ).

The COO said, with outstanding equipment, world-class technology, and a team of experienced doctors, the hospital is delivering healthcare services to international patients while adhering to strict safety standards.

“At the same time, the Manipal Overseas Patient Care Centre provides great services for its international patients, such as visas, transportation, insurance, and many others. Despite the pandemic, the hospital has successfully handled cases of critical patients who required kidney, liver, and heart transplants. With international borders opening up, the hospital is now able to use its air ambulance services for patients in different countries.”

Speaking further, the COO said, “Manipal Hospitals has always believed in making healthcare accessible to everyone. Many patients had to postpone their treatments due to the pandemic, but now that the COVID cases in India have been brought under control and international crossings are opening, we are glad to offer our services to our overseas patients. It is now critical to recognize that delaying both emergency and routine medical care will increase the danger of the underlying diseases worsening and may result in mortality.

“With the opening of international borders, we can now continue to assist overseas patients who have had their procedures postponed due to the pandemic and travel restrictions. Nothing brings us more joy at Manipal Hospital than giving our patients a new lease on life, and we encourage our patients not to delay their treatment or surgeries.

“We are now prepared to maintain the same level of confidence and clinical excellence among international patients, thanks to our amazing team of doctors.

“Meeting was also chaired by Dr. Vidhyadhara S., HOD & Consultant, Spine Surgeon, Manipal Hospitals, Madhur Gopal, AVP, Marketing, Manipal Hospitals, India & Vikas Tayer, AVP & Head International Healthcare Services, Manipal Hospitals,
Comrade Christopher Isiguzo National President, Nigeria Union of Journalists, Nigeria & Shuaibu Usman Leman –National Secretary , Nigeria Union of Journalists & Hassan Zaggi , President , Association of Nigeria Health Journalists We are delighted to be a part of the Manipal Hospitals group, which comes with a decade old experience of relentless effort in building healthcare industry.

As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the top healthcare providers in India serving over 4.5 million patients annually. Its focus is to develop an affordable, high-quality healthcare framework through its multispecialty and tertiary care delivery spectrum and further extend it to out-of-hospital care. The integrated network today has a pan-India footprint of 27 hospitals across 15 cities with 7,600+ beds, and a talented pool of 4,000 doctors and an employee strength of over 20,000. “

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