Hyderabad Apollo Hospitals plans to open an information centre in Dhaka, which will pave the way for Bangladeshi patients to receive treatment-related information from the centre.
“We are in a process to sign agreements with a Dhaka hospital so that intending patients can get all pieces of information from the centre,” chief executive officer Y Subramanyan told a Bangladeshi media delegation recently.When asked whether they will sign agreement with Apollo Hospitals in Dhaka or other government or privately-run hospitals, he said they need some requirements in hospitals for setting up the information centre.
“We are yet to select any hospital. It is under process,” he said.
Authorities of Hyderabad Apollo Hospitals said that they outlined the plan as the number of patients from Bangladesh is increasing every year.
The Apollo Hospitals runs all kinds of treatment, including cancer, heart transplant and other deadly diseases.
Asked about the treatment cost, oncology specialist M Vamshi Krishna said that they try to adjust the cost.
“We first ask the patient or relatives of his/her capacity of bearing the treatment cost. We try to adjust the cost so that no patient leaves the hospital without treatment,” he said, adding that they also run colon therapy, which is also first time in South Asia.Asked about further treatment of abroad patients, he said they saw patients through tele-medicine.
“If any patient takes treatment from the hospital, that patient can take advice through tele-medicine. Patients need not to visit Hyderabad if the condition is not critical,” he said.
The hospital also provides advice through e-icu for Indian patients with a nominal charge.