|08 December, 2019

Bahrain Specialist Hospital partners with Apollo Hospitals India to fight Heart Disease in Bahrain

The BSH Apollo Heart Center will be the first comprehensive tertiary level cardiac care for patients in the private space

Bahrain Specialist Hospital partners with Apollo Hospitals India to fight Heart Disease in Bahrain
  • The Center to touch 1.5 million hearts in Bahrain

Manama, Bahrain: In a significant move to bring quality cardiac services to the people of the country and to fight heart disease, Bahrain Specialist Hospital (BSH) has collaborated with Apollo Hospitals, Asia’s largest and most trusted multi-specialty chain of hospitals. The BSH Apollo Heart Center will touch 1.5 million hearts to keep heart diseases at bay, which is the No.1 cause of death in Bahrain.

The Apollo Hospitals group treats more than 60,000 GCC citizens annually in India. The Group brings to the BSH Apollo Heart Centre their experience of over 500,000 Cardiac Interventional Procedures, 116,900 Cardiac Surgeries with a 99.6% success rate. Along with this Apollo Hospitals has also done more than 70 successful Heart Transplants, having a long term success rate at par with international standards.

The Heart Center at Bahrain Specialist Hospital will be operated and managed by Apollo Hospitals and will provide treatment for all aspects of adult cardiology ranging from interventions to cardiac surgery. With infrastructure such as third-generation state-of-the-art Cath Lab, Cardiac Critical Care Units and Intensive Care Unit, the center will provide advanced comprehensive cardiac care. An experienced team of doctors, nurses, technicians, and paramedics are deployed from the Apollo Heart Institute in Hyderabad to serve the people in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The BSH Apollo Heart Center is setup with the support and patronage of His Excellency Lieutenant General, Doctor Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al-Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health and Dr. Mariam Adhbi Al-Jalahma, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Regulatory Authority.

  • Lt. General Doctor Shaikh Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al-Khalifa, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Health said, “With Bahrain becoming an affluent nation, we have seen a marked change in the socio-cultural pattern. Calorie and cholesterol consumption has risen dramatically to alarming proportions. This combined with a more sedentary lifestyle has contributed to an increasing incidence and prevalence of heart diseases. The BSH Apollo Heart Center will be the first comprehensive tertiary level cardiac care for patients in the private space in Bahrain that will tackle the local burden of the disease to reduce coronary morbidity in the future.”

Dr. Sangita Reddy, Jt. Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “The BSH Apollo Heart Center is a culmination of two years of discussions to identify the right specialty where Apollo’s expertise can contribute and the right partner. Cardiac care is a discipline where Apollo Hospitals brings a wealth of experience and resources, such as established and clear protocols, operating manuals, human capital, and resources, to ensure successful delivery of world-class management and treatment of heart disease. In addition, Apollo’s network allows a natural back-up for services such as cardiac surgery and transplant for cases that require more advanced attention and care than what is locally available. We look forward to serving the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain and deliver to them cardiac care comparable to the best in the world.”

Mr. Hamid Rashid Al Zayani, Chairman, Bahrain Specialist Hospital said, “Our collaboration with Apollo Hospitals in the form of the BSH Apollo Heart Center will work to address a critical health issue in the Kingdom. The center is well equipped for elective, urgent and emergency cardiac surgeries with facilities that keep up with technical progress and scientific knowledge and is suitable for the use of advanced medical equipment.”

Dr. Kasim Ardati, Managing Director, Bahrain Specialist Hospital said, “With a team of board-certified cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiac anesthesiologists experienced in Coronary Artery Stenting, Laser Angioplasty and in techniques as advanced as Percutaneous Transluminal Septal Myocardial Ablation, the center will also offer minimally invasive treatments for cardiac and vascular diseases by using cutting-edge technologies that meet international standards for cardiac care.”

The Cath. Lab. is a dedicated facility with a recovery unit where hemodynamic and angiographic diagnostic studies, coronary and other angioplasties, placement of intravascular stents, embolization of vascular structures, direct emergency revascularization of acute myocardial infarction, and minor surgical procedures, primarily for vascular access or more major surgical intervention are performed.

Bahrain residents and visitors can learn more about the full spectrum of preventive, emergency, and health management services at the BSH Apollo Heart Center by visiting the website https://www.bahrainspecialisthospital.com  or calling 17812000.

About Bahrain Specialist Hospital

Inaugurated in 2003 under the patronage of His Majesty King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Bahrain Specialist Hospital (BSH) stands as a center of excellence providing the latest medical services and technologies with state-of-the-art medical equipment and systems. BSH is the first hospital in Bahrain to earn the Joint Commission International accreditation (JCI). The Hospital is committed to providing healthcare of the highest standards, respecting the rights, beliefs, safety, and need for confidentiality of the patients, staff, and visitors. Moreover, it boasts of an international and experienced team of doctors and dentists holding American Board certifications, British Fellowship and Membership degrees or their equivalents. Bahrain Specialist Hospital provides excellent healthcare in a comfortable, beautiful and relaxed setting with 83 patient rooms and suites in addition to a day-case unit.

Bahrain Specialist Hospital is also the first European Hypertension Excellence center in the Gulf for managing hypertension. Recognized as an accredited International Training Center by the American Heart Association, the center will also have an American Heart Association Authorized Training Center for First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.

About Apollo Hospitals:

It was in 1983, that Dr. Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavor by launching India’s first corporate hospital - Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Now, as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its presence includes over 12,000 beds across 70+ Hospitals, 3400 Pharmacies, over 90 Primary Care clinics and 150 Diagnostic centres, 110  plus Telemedicine Centres, over 15 medical education centres and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical advancements with the most recent investment being the commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai.

Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. In a rare honor, the Government of India had issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr. Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For 35 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services, and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.

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