Medhealth has partnered with a medical institution in India to enhance rapid patients’ evacuation and cashless foreign referral to that country for specialised treatment.
The institution, Yashoda Hospitals, runs independent hospitals which offer specialised treatment including heart institutes, advanced neurology centre and advanced orthopaedic centres.
Speaking on Friday evening in Blantyre during a briefing session for Malawian medical doctors and specialists, Medhealth’s Chief Executive Officer Bright Kamanga said his organisation decided to partner with Yashoda considering its reputation in treating patients referred and evacuated to it from many countries around the world.
“We want to collaborate with them so that our members go to Yashoda because of effective managing of benefits and sustainability. As you are aware, we are the only medical insurance body that does patients’ evacuation and cashless referrals in the country,” he said.
Kamanga, however, said only those patients are referred from local [Malawian] specialist doctors and not general practitioners will get approval for further medical attention.
“We only work with local specialists who recommend that a patient be referred outside the country because there are specialist that could handle that specific case,” he said.
He said the partnership will also benefit people using other medical schemes.
“We are not going to do this to patients that are members of our scheme, but we can also facilitate even for those that are not members of our scheme,” he said.
Yashoda Manager Rohan Birader said their institution enjoys a reputation of quality health care and boasts of the best team of doctors and specialist using the latest procedures and advanced technology.
“Over the past two decades, Yashoda Group of Hospitals has been providing quality healthcare to people with diverse medical needs. Our work has always been guided by the needs of the patients and delivered by our perfectly combined revolutionary technology, best medical expertise and advanced procedures,” he said.
Rohan said the institutions’ hospitals are also leaders is such procedures as liver transplants, bone marrow transplants, heart, lung and kidney transplants; as well as advanced neurology procedures, just to mention a few.
He added that he was optimistic that Malawi would join the list of many countries globally, whose citizenry were benefiting from the best treatment accorded to patients at Yashoda facilities.