Dr Raajiv Sighal (left), Group CEO Care Hospitals and Dr.Denis Ogolla (right), CEO Avenue Healthcare during the press conference announcing their collaborative partnership.

Avenue Healthcare has collaborated with Care Hospitals Groups India to enable Kenyans immediately have access to highly trained ICU and Emergency room management teams and specialty clinics for Oncology and Renal care.

In the next six to eight months, advance tertiary care such as Bariatric Surgery, Renal transplant surgery, advance laparoscopic procedures and cardiac care will also be available.

CARE Hospitals Group is a multi-specialty healthcare provider that delivers comprehensive care in over 30 specialties. Adopting a service-oriented delivery model CARE Hospitals, which provide cost effective medical care with an uncompromising commitment to provide care that people can trust.

The hospitals are renowned for consultants in liver, heart, renal transplants, bariatric and laparoscopy and oncology.

Speaking at the press briefing to announce the partnership, Dr. Raajiv Sighal, Group CEO Care Hospitals said, “The partnership is about up scaling the staff and widening the scale of tertiary care. Our role is to equip Avenue Healthcare doctors to offer world class health care and ensuring that the services are available locally by local medics.”

Commenting the partnership Dr Denis Ogolla, CEO Avenue Healthcare said, “Avenue Hospital is known for providing high quality emergency care and the partnership with Care Hospitals will raise the bar in provision of emergency and critical care as well as the other tertiary care services planned for the next six to eight months. We believe that this partnership will be of immense value to the Kenyan population.” The partnership will allow Kenyans to access certain services locally reducing the need to travel to India and other countries for treatment.

Both organisations are members of Evercare Group, formed through a US$ 1 billion impact fund, whose mandate is to provide patients in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia access to affordable, high quality private healthcare. Speaking during the partnership announcement, Evercare CEO Andrew Currie said.

“Our solution is build integrated clinical corridors and healthcare systems across the borders, which improves healthcare for millions of lives.” The group also has three other investments across Kenya, which are Nairobi Women’s Hospital, Metropolitan Hospital and Ladnan Hospital as well as hospital groups in Nigeria and Pakistan.

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The clinical partnership between Avenue and Care Hospitals is already underway. Over the past few months, trainings of ICU and operating theatre clinical teams from Avenue Hospitals has been on going at Care Hospitals in India. In addition key specialists from Care are in Kenya, training an additional 80 doctors and nurses in critical and emergency care.

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