Yashoda Hospitals partners with JPMC, Brunei Darussalam for organ transplant services
Yashoda Hospitals signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) to extend the services for liver and kidney transplants, and other high-end hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal surgeries. This historic partnership is a result of a year-long due diligence and deliberations between Yashoda hospitals, JPMC and Ministry of Health, Brunei Darussalam. Mr. Haji Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin, JPMC Board member and Dr. Chandraskar Ramamoorthy, Executive Vice President of Yashoda Healthcare Services Private Limited were the signatories.
Dr Ramamoorthy said, “We thank His Majesty and the Government of Brunei for giving us this wonderful opportunity to serve the people of Brunei in association with JPMC. Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Mohd Isham has been extremely helpful and dynamic in facilitating the partnership. Yashoda is a 2,000 bedded super specialty hospital chain, one of the largest in the Indian subcontinent.”
For decades, Yashoda hospitals has been providing healthcare and introducing innovative technologies in diagnostics and high-end surgeries. This MoU is a firm foundation of partnered and concentrated efforts to accomplish successful organ transplants and complex surgeries in Brunei. Dr Balachandran Menon is heading the hepatobiliary and liver transplants department at Yashoda Hospitals. The liver transplants team at Yashoda Hospitals has an experience over 3000 with success rates at par with the best in the world. The renal transplant team headed by Dr Suryaprakash also boasts immense experience and outstanding results.
Speaking at the event Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar, in his capacity as Chairman and Executive Director of JPMC, said, “It is a proud moment for all of us here in Brunei Darussalam. It has always been the vision of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam to make Brunei not just self-sufficient in high-end healthcare, but also to make our country the hub for medical tourism in this part of the world. Liver and kidney transplants are done in very few countries across the globe. The Yashoda team brings with it, loads of experience and expertise in the field of transplants. The team works with the tenets of efficiency, empathy and affordability. Indeed with this MoU, we have laid the foundation to making Brunei the center of excellence in solid organ transplantation.”
Yashoda hospitals aims at extending the knowledge and expertise to JPMC and making them self-sufficient to perform high-end surgeries, including transplants. With incorporation of new technologies and multidisciplinary team, Yashoda Hospitals is a Centre of Excellence for Organ Transplants. Only a month ago, Yashoda Hospitals introduced a path-breaking technology, normothermic perfusion system, to the Telugu states – Telangana and Hyderabad. The technology is capable of improving the success rates of organ transplants even with marginal organs.