Apollo Hospitals has teamed up with Imperial Hospital Limited (IHL) to operate a 375 bedded multi-specialty tertiary care hospital based out of Chittagong in Bangladesh, reported Financial Express.

Additionally, IHL and Apollo Hospitals have signed a brand licensing, operations, and management (BOMA) agreement with an aim to create healthcare of global standards.

The hospital in Chittagong will have experienced medical staff, clinicians, and administrative staff.

Apollo Hospitals will be responsible for running the day-to-day  operations, clinical delivery service at the Apollo Imperial Hospital.

Furthermore, the team at Apollo Hospitals will conduct medical and quality audits to ensure patient safety at the hospital.

This ten-year management contract will commence from July, reported The Telegraph Online.

Apollo Hospitals India founder and chairman Dr. Prathap C Reddy said: “In line with our vision to drive positive change across the world and to touch over a billion lives, we have collaborated with Bangladesh’s Imperial Hospital Limited to provide our finest expertise in the management of their tertiary care hospital in Chittagong.

“We plan to strengthen the hospital’s presence in the country and create a strong medical unit to attend to patients by building trust. Standing by the patients and creating a healthy ecosystem for patients will be the first responsibility of Apollo – Imperial Hospital in Bangladesh.”

Imperial Hospital chairman Dr Rabiul Husain said: “We are proud to partner with Apollo Hospitals, a global leader in healthcare and a unique integrated healthcare enterprise. Our association with Apollo Hospitals will enhance the healthcare ecosystem and improve the quality of life of patients in Bangladesh.

“We look forward to having a unified approach in jointly offering superior tertiary care services in the region.”

According to government records, around 6,000 patients come from Bangladesh to India for tertiary care procedures. 

With this management contract, Apollo Hospitals has forayed into Bangladesh.

Apollo Hospitals has a presence in 25 countries including the UK, Mauritius, Egypt, Barbados, Vietnam, Nigeria, Fiji Island and Bahrain. It has upcoming hospital projects in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Ghana, Cameroon, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Samoa.