Aster DM partners with Nigerian university hospital

October 10, 2018 0 By CH Unnikrishnan

Aster DM Healthcare has entered into a partnership agreement with Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), a leading university hospital in Nigeria.

As part of the deal, Aster would set up centres of excellence across specialties in association with ABUAD to address the need gaps in the Nigerian healthcare sector.

Aster Centers of Excellence provide quaternary care across various specialties such as neuroscience, cardiac, orthopaedic and oncology.

The agreement also aims to build a telemedicine unit managed by Aster DM Healthcare’s certified specialists chosen from Aster’s network of 11 hospitals in India.

The telemedicine unit in ABUAD will provide services such as tele consulting, tele diagnosis and tele management, enabling patients to seek expert advice and virtual treatment from Aster’s specialists
from across the world, including in India.

Nigeria spends an average of US$ 118 per capita on healthcare. In terms of the doctor-patient ratio, Nigeria currently has 1:2,500, as opposed to a minimum ratio of 1:1000 recommended by WHO.

“Our partnership will address the gaps in the healthcare sector in Nigeria which is in urgent need of quality services,” said Dr Azad Moopen, founder chairman and managing director of Aster DM Healthcare, in a press release.