The comprehensive agreement covers patient care, medical education, research, training and exchange of healthcare professionals
The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital) will provide specialty medical care to members of Bangladesh Armed Forces (BAF), including retired personnel, and their family members.
A agreement for collaboration in patient care, medical education, research and training, and exchange of healthcare professionals was signed by SM Motahar Hossain, Director General of Medical Services (DGMS), BAF, and Dr Prem Nair, Medical Director, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.
Explaining how the collaboration will work, Dr Nair , said: “We have signed a comprehensive agreement for providing healthcare services to the members of BAF. We will admit patients at Amrita Hospital for treatment upon referral from BAF. The collaboration also involves long- and short-term training of doctors, nurses and paramedics from BAF at our hospital. In addition, we will collaborate in medical research initiatives and joint projects of mutual interest in both the countries.”
Hossain added, “This collaboration will bring the two nations closer, even as members of BAF benefit from the state-of-the-art medical expertise and infrastructure available at Amrita Hospital. We are also going to set up telemedicine and teleradiology facilities at the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka which will connect doctors at Amrita Hospital to our patients in Bangladesh for consultation. This collaboration will help save many lives as we will be referring patients for complex surgeries and medical procedures.”
The agreement was signed in the presence of Dr Nair and Abdul Hamid, Defence Adviser with Bangladesh High Commission.