Lagos based Kasi Healthcare and The ATOS Clinic group of Germany with 7 clinics in Hamburg, Cologne, Braunfels, Heidelberg have announced a partnership that will offer will offer teleconsultation and tele radiology service via connection with ATOS International Office and many other services that will significantly increase the positive outcomes of patients various orthopaedic and sports injury issues. The ATOS Group is the leading orthopaedic clinic group in Germany with core competence in hips, knees, shoulders, spine treatments. ATOS offers diagnostic and treatment options within further disciplines. ATOS has more than 30 top class surgeons with the popular Focus medicine Award. Speaking on the partnership, CEO and Founder of Kasi Healthcare Dr Adedayo Osholowu a pioneer in Sports Medicine, a member of the FIFA Football Medicine Network who also served as Sports Medicine Specialist at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Africa’s first World Cup said the partnership is another demonstration of the relentless focus of the Kasi Healthcare Group on ensuring their patients access the best care possible without any barriers. “We are very excited about all the opportunities this partnership presents us, ATOS and most importantly, our patients. In effect, our facility will serve as an extension to ATOS Clinics in Germany and will be a local point of contact for their world class tertiary care. I see over 3000 patients every year and around 300 of them require advanced surgery. This partnership will further improve our processes, we can consult on cases with ATOS and access tele radiology directly with the international office in Germany. ” He also added “The Lagos clinic will serve patients from Nigeria and the rest of the sub region providing a one-stop-shop from their initial inquiry, right through their entire stay at the hospital, and to their follow-up care at home – all in a language they can understand. Local consultants provide direct assistance to patients and their families through personalized medical and concierge Services according to the needs and expectations of each and every patient and his or her family. We will have access to directly correspond with ATOS Clinics on every patient inquiry within 24-48hours after evaluating the initial medical reports of the patients with the appropriate physicians and experts.”
Kasi Healthcare recently announcement of $4MN investment in a state of the art Sports Medicine Orthopedic and Day Surgery Clinic is located in the heart of the commercial capital Lagos accessible to the 30 million urban population and the rest of Nigeria’s 150 million people. It will serve as an outreach facility for care services such as Minimally Invasive Orthopedic & Sports Surgery, Neurosurgery and Interventional Spine surgery which are largely unavailable in Nigeria.
Sabine Heckmann-Matejec, Head of International Patient Management of the ATOS Clinic Group, said “ Germany hosted the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and has a rich history of Football just like Nigeria. In the area of Sports Medicine. ATOS Clinics has more than 30 top class surgeons and is the winner of the popular Focus medicine Award. We are proud to work with Dr Osholowu who has a deep experience in Nigeria and Africa to bring our expertise to the market and offer access to our world class facilities for treatments and testing for athletes in Nigeria and other African countries.
“The Kasi Healthcare Sports Medicine service would make accessing care at the ATOS clinics more convenient and accessible for Nigerian residents using telemedicine and Tele radiology for 2nd opinions. His team will provide one-to-one assistance to our Nigeria patients and their families through scheduling appointments, Airport pick-ups / transfers, guidance through the hospital admissions process, travel and accommodation arrangements, interpreter services, air and ground ambulance services, financial transactions, discharge process and follow-up care. Our partnership with Lufthansa Airlines also gives our patient up to a 15% discount on flights and privileges including no rebooking penalty and these applies to the patients of the ATOS clinics departing from Nigeria.”