Bangalore, 13 September, 2012: Apollo Hospitals group inked an MOU with AfroIndia Medical services to set up 30 Telemedicine units in East and West Africa. Dr.Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, inaugurated first three units at Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja in Nigeria through video conferencing in the presence of his Excellency Dr. Eyitayo Lambo, Health Minister of Nigeria.
AfroIndia Medical Services is an integrated medical service provider with a unique mandate of facilitating quality medical care to patients in Africa through their wide network of over 1500 partner multi speciality hospitals worldwide.
Speaking during the inauguration Dr.Prathap C Reddy, Chairman Apollo Hospitals, said, “Apollo’s MOU with AfroIndia Medical services will pave way for availability of tertiary and quaternary health care to a large number of patients resulting in cost, effort and time benefit”.
The telemedicine centers will facilitate the doctors in several African countries to interact with specialist at Apollo. A unique feature of this service is the provision of electronic virtual house visits and remote domiciliary care. Telemedicine enabled peripheral medical devices ( BP apparatus, ECG, oxygen saturation measurement, video conferencing facilities ) will be made available to sick patients at their homes, so that can be connected 24/7 to trained health care providers assisted by Apollo doctors
Mr. Alexander President and CEO of Afroindia Medical Services said that they were truly excited at collaborating with Apollo Tele medicine Services. “Through the Apollo System, we will now have virtual access to world class health care at affordable rates using cutting edge technology”
Further centres will be set up at Ibadan, Warri, Kano, and Onitsha in Nigeria.