Sunday 22 July 2018

Pramod Balakrishnan

Emirates Rehab in tie-up for respiratory care

DUBAI, September 12, 2017

Emirates Rehab and Homecare, an advanced rehabilitation centre, has signed an agreement with US-based Barlow Respiratory Hospital to provide the respiratory rehabilitation and care for chronically critically ill patients in the UAE.

Under this agreement, the Emirates Rehab Centre, which is under Emirates Hospitals Group, will facilitate service of a team of physicians, nurses and therapists from Barlow that draw upon more than a century of respiratory health expertise.

Emirates Rehab and Homecare is the first-of-its-kind healthcare provider in Dubai and the Northern Emirates dedicated to long-term recovery, comprehensive, convalescent and geriatric rehabilitation programs and home health services nationwide in the UAE.

As a long-term acute care (LTCH) hospital, Barlow is trusted for the specialized care it offers to chronically, critically ill patients in the post-ICU setting. Barlow Respiratory Hospital is the only not-for-profit long-term acute care hospital (LTCH) in the state of California. The hospital is headquartered in Los Angeles and operates two additional satellite facilities serving Los Angeles’ San Fernando, Santa Clarita and San Gabriel Valleys.

Pramod Balakrishnan, CEO of Emirates Hospitals Group, said: “We are very pleased to associate with the prestigious Barlow Respiratory Hospital to provide their advanced respiratory therapy programs to UAE patients. At Emirates Hospitals Group, our strategy is to add new modalities to our healthcare offerings in the UAE and beyond. We are diversifying our growth into various domains of healthcare to ensure we cater effectively to the multi-cultural populace of the country.”

Amit Mohan, PhD, president and CEO of Barlow Respiratory Hospital, said: “We value this opportunity to partner with Emirates Rehab Centre and to extend our specialized services in ventilator weaning, pulmonary rehabilitation and care of medically complex patients in the UAE and beyond. Barlow’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with chronic critical illnesses and complex respiratory conditions in post-acute settings.”

This partnership will help to establish a global standard for management of complex respiratory diseases for patients in the region. Acute and chronic respiratory diseases are a common cause of morbidity and mortality due in part to rapidly changing weather and environmental conditions of the region.

Emirates Hospital Group has also recently partnered with the Dubai Health Authority to provide UAE patients with modern rehabilitation therapy services of ADELI Medical Centre, an international clinic for intensive neuro rehabilitation based in Pieštany, Slovakia. This helps a number of UAE patients suffering from genetic, chronic and accidental neurological disorders.

Emirates Hospital Group is a leading healthcare provider in the UAE offering primary, secondary, tertiary care services and cosmetic surgery and care under its brands, Emirates Hospital and CosmeSurge. – TradeArabia News Service

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