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Apollo Hospitals launches its First Sugar Clinic for diabetes in Muscat!

Date: 23 Apr 2013

Sugar Clinic Muscat is the first international Sugar Center of the Apollo Group outside India and is in collaboration with the International Medical Centre, Oman. His Highness Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq al Said officially inaugurated the Sugar Apollo Clinic for Diabetes at a special gathering that was also attended by Sangita Reddy, Executive Director, Apollo Hospitals Group, India.

Sugar Clinic Muscat offers a host of services which includes - full-time endocrinologist and diabetologist, diabetes foot clinic-equipped with latest screening capabilities, Diabetes Eye Clinic - manned by a full time Ophthalmologist and equipped with state-of-the-art non-mydriatic Fundus Camera, dietician and Physiotherapist. With an eye for education the Centre has a team of trained diabetes nurse educators who work closely with clinicians and individuals availing care at the Centre.

Speaking on the occasion HH Sayyid Shihab bin Tariq al Said, said ""Diabetes is a growing menace in the country and I wish to congratulate Apollo Hospitals and the International Medical Centre team for initiating a unique concept to tackle diabetes for the residents of Oman"".

Elucidating the concept of Sugar, Sangita Reddy, said ""Sugar is a unique offering which follows a structured care pathway and a multi-disciplinary team approach to work with the individuals affected with diabetes to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life.

The Sugar Centre at Oman is part of the Sugar clinic network - and will be looked after by the governing body consisting of experts associated with the group in the area of Endocrine and Diabetes, Hypertension, Nephrology, Podiatry, Ophthalmology, Diet and Physiotherapy. This will assist the Centre to stay updated and facilitate on-going learning along with sharing of best practices.

Further, patients availing care at the Centre will have an access to the super specialists from the Apollo Hospitals group for second opinion and through the clinics by visiting specialist from Apollo India in Muscat"", Sangita, added.

V T Saileshwaran, Managing Director Apollo Medical Centre Oman added that the Centre has been receiving overwhelming response from the society and we are committed to continue the good work and reduce the burden of diabetes in Oman and the region"".

To begin with, the diabetes services under the brand Sugar are being offered at the International Medical Centre facility located in Ruwi, Muscat. This will be progressively rolled out to other parts of Muscat and Oman so that they are accessible to as many individuals with diabetes in the region, as possible.

Apollo Hospitals Chennai the first corporate hospital in India, was launched by Dr Prathap C Reddy, the architect of Indian healthcare in 1983.

Over the years, Apollo Hospitals Group has grown to become one of Asia's largest integrated healthcare organizations with over 8,500 beds across 53 hospitals, more than 1200 pharmacies and over 100 diagnostic clinics.

The Group also offers medical business process outsourcing services, health insurance services and clinical research divisions with a focus on epidemiological studies, stem cell research and genetic research.

To develop talent for the burgeoning need of superior healthcare delivery, Apollo Hospitals Group has 11 nursing and hospital management colleges.

These achievements have earned Apollo Hospitals Group several accolades, including the Centre of Excellence from the Government of India and recognition from the Joint Commission International (seven of our hospitals are JCI accredited). In a rare honour, the Government of India issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo's contribution, the first for a healthcare organization.

Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan, in 2010.

International Medical Centre (IMC) is a comprehensive healthcare facility established in 2007 in Muscat for the purpose of providing quality laboratory and radiology diagnostic services to the residents of the capital city.

 
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