By Chioma Obinna
In an effort to ensure better care for heart related problems, Medtronic and Solutions Company, Renescor and Limited Liability Partnership, have signed pact to bring high quality cardiac care and healthcare managed services to the Gbagada Cardiac and Renal Centre, CRC, in Lagos.
Renescor was recently awarded a five-year concession agreement with the Lagos State Government to activate and bring high quality services to the purpose-built Gbagada Cardiac and Renal Centre (CRC). Renescor is partnering with Medtronic to help manage CRC’s Cath-Lab, Operating Room (OR) and ICU.
According to Chairman of Renescor, Dr Ladi Awosika, Nigeria is in desperate need for efficient Cath-Labs and operating rooms (OR) to treat more patients locally.
Unfortunately, Lagos currently has only two operational Cath-Labs to serve a population of 17 million and is in critical need of more.
Ladi explained that they decided to work with Medtronic because it has the largest medical technology manufacturer globally with over 65 years of experience and positive track record of delivering value to their customers and partners.
“Our collaboration will ensure the hospital is run to the highest global standards of care quality, efficiency, patient safety, and optimized capacity to help more patients be treated.”
The agreement, which runs for a term of four years, will see Medtronic Integrated Health Solutions Department partnering with Renescor to help finance, manage, and optimize services in Cath-Labs, OR and ICU.
The partnership consists of end-to-end management of these units, which includes operational support, staffing and material management, deployment of the latest Cardiovascular Information System, operational excellence Lean/Six sigma consulting services, continuous performance assessment and benchmarking services, advising on and implementation of growth programs, as well as training and education services for cardiovascular therapies.
The aim is to transform CRC into a leading regional centre that achieves global standards of care. Head of Medtronic Integrated Health Solutions for Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Turkey, Khodor Mekkaoui, also noted that “Our involvement at CRC is a distinctive example of Medtronic’s Integrated Health Solution offerings.
We are moving beyond the supply of devices, to deliver healthcare services that would ensure more access to patients in areas where it is currently not readily available. The Integrated Health Solution model helps optimize healthcare delivery and drives greater economic value.”