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Max Healthcare inks pact with Georgia’s Evex Hospitals

India’s leading healthcare provider, Max Healthcare (MHC) today said it has entered into an agreement with Georgia’s largest healthcare provider Evex Hospitals to set up Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) program at two of its hospitals in Tbilisi, Georgia.

As per the agreement, this program involves setting up a fully functional adult BMT program at the Caucasian Medical Centre (CMC), Tbilisi and a paediatric, BMT program at Iashvili Children’s Central Hospital. The hospitals are a part of Evex Hospitals, the largest private sector healthcare services provider in Georgia.

This will be executed over the next 18 months. MHC will be working closely with the Evex teams during this period. MHC will be advising EvexHospitals on the layout of the facilities needed at their hospitals, establishing clinical protocols for BMT, equipment planning at the associated blood banks and super-specialised lab, and sourcing the medicines needed for conducting Bone Marrow transplants.

The Evex Clinical teams will undergo extensive training at MHC facilities in Delhi. A team of doctors, nurses and technicians will be undergoing 3-6 months’ of hands-on training starting from January 2023.

The program will be led by Dr Esha Kaul, Associate Director – Medical Oncology (Haematology, Hemato – Oncology, BMT), at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali.

Under the proposed partnership, both firms envision providing quality healthcare services to patients across the Central Asian region. This program will be highly beneficial for Georgian citizens as well as for people in neighbouring countries to access BMT services in Tbilisi. Presently most of the patients travel to other countries such as Turkey and Germany, which is expensive as well as inconvenient. The costs will be significantly less as wellfor the patients.

Commenting on the program, Anas Abdul Wajid, Senior Director and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Max Healthcare, said: “We are excited to partner with Evex Hospitals, the largest healthcare group of Georgia. We believe our partnership will bring huge benefits to the citizens of Georgia, who will be able to access world-class healthcare services in their home country and at a fraction of the present costs abroad. We are encouraged by the government’s ‘Heal in India’ initiatives to boost value medical travel”.

Commenting on the partnership, Ekaterine Kavtaradze, Chief Strategic Officer at Evex Hospitals, said: “We are elated to join hands with Max Healthcare, India’s largest healthcare provider. Max Healthcare has already set a benchmark in providing healthcare services and through this fruitful partnership we are committed to giving our patients the best of care at their home in Georgia”. Business News This Week

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