Friday, August 09, 2013

Manipal Health Enterprises acquires 70-bed hospital in Malaysia


Manipal Health Enterprises, the healthcare arm of the Manipal Education and Medical Group, announced the acquisition of a 70 beds hospital in Klang, Selangor district of Malaysia. This acquisition by Manipal Hospitals also includes a new 200 beds tertiary care hospital which is presently under construction in a nearby location, which will be commissioned by last quarter of the FY 2014-15. The facility is being implemented in accordance with the Malaysian health care guidelines, MSQHA and also Joint Commission International (JCI).

The hospital will focus on a healthy combination of wellness, prevention and curative care covering the secondary and tertiary levels of healthcare service for both the domestic and an emerging overseas patient traffic into Malaysia from neighboring countries.

The hospital, was set up by Datuk Dr Poraviappan A/L Arunasalam, an eminent obstetrics and gynaecology consultant in Klang about 14 years ago. Today, the hospital has a leading panel of consultants spread across specialties including ENT, General Surgery, Pediatrics and Gynaecology etc. and is equipped with best in class equipment including 64 Slice CT and 1.5 T MRI) and other facilities to provide cutting-edge healthcare to the community it serves.

“This acquisition is a part of the company’s evolving strategy to expand its footprint in India and in identified countries of Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. In the near term, significant capacities will be created to add on to the present group capacity of 15 hospitals, 5000 beds and a patient traffic of about two million annually. This is in line with the company’s endeavour to provide “accessible and affordable” healthcare while living up to its values of patient centricity, clinical excellence and ethical values,” said Swaminathan Dandapani, executive chairman of Manipal Health Enterprises.

“Manipal is a well-established name in Malaysia, with over 25 per cent of the doctors in the country being alumni of the Manipal University. The access to this pool of talent, trained in India at Manipal University and at Melaka, has been a key driver for Manipal to venture into setting up hospitals in Malaysia,” said Rajen Padukone – CEO and MD of Manipal Health Enterprises.

“The existing employees and doctors would continue to be engaged with the hospital in Malaysia. Dr Poravi will continue to provide help and guidance as required to the new dispensation. Ramkumar Akeila will be leading the operations as CEO and MD who would add to the best practices and benchmarks established by Manipal group hospitals will be followed as a standard operating procedure in the newly acquired hospital in Malaysia which would help to achieve the recognition of a globally respected healthcare corporation,” he added.

The Manipal group has already two campuses in Malaysia - a Medical school at Melaka since 2001 and a newly formed (in 2012) Malaysia International University at Nilai, Kuala Lumpur.

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