Canadian Specialist Hospital Partners with KEF Healthcare to launch Centre of Excellence in the UAE
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Meitra Care Network (MCN), an initiative by KEF Healthcare, announced its partnership with Canadian Specialist Hospital (CSH) to launch a collaborative Centre of Excellence that will offer heart and vascular care services to patients.

CSH and KEF Healthcare are at advanced stages of signing MoU for the full spectrum of services, and in the first phase, the centre will offer advanced interventional cardiology procedures and electrophysiology department. A full-time MCN team will also be located at the CSH as per the terms. In the second phase, the Centre will have a full-fledged cardiac sciences department that will offer all heart-related surgical procedures.

Centres of Excellence in Orthopedics & Robotic surgery, Advanced Neurosciences & Spine will also be introduced during the second phase.


The Centre will be a first-of-its-kind healthcare hub in Dubai and the Middle East providing seamless healthcare services by leveraging the MCN platform of KEF Healthcare. It will also deploy cutting-edge digital technology that will open up a host of diversified medical interventions across teleconsultation, telemedicine to diagnosis, critical care to surgical support and advisory.

“This is a groundbreaking collaboration, and with Meitra Care Network, the pioneering disruptive medical and healthcare ecosystem, we will be able to enhance patient-centric care by connecting with multiple specialist healthcare experts and entities from around the world. We will be offering the full spectrum of heart and vascular care services to patients that will complement Dubai’s reputation as a regional healthcare and medical tourism hub,” said Mr Mohammad Rashid Al Falasi, Chairman, Canadian Specialist Hospital.

Dr KR Balakrishnan, a world-renowned expert in heart and lung transplant & mechanical circulatory support, will play a key role in this partnership of Meitra Care Network with Canadian Specialist Hospital. Dr KR Balakrishnan is an acknowledged expert in cardiothoracic surgery who has mastered an evidence-based approach to healthcare practices. He is known for refining clinical expertise in surgery, and his areas of expertise include end-stage heart failure management, pediatric cardiac surgery, lung transplant, and heart and lung transplant.

CSH is a reputable acute cum critical care hospital catering to the tertiary healthcare needs of the UAE and the region. Our goal with this collaboration is to create an ever-expanding healthcare eco-system, bringing patients and doctors, as well as primary, secondary, tertiary and critical care service providers, under one integrated system, connected through hard and soft infrastructure – that will reduce downtime and wastage of resources, and result in better utilisation of doctors, laboratories, operation theatres, and healthcare facilities – to offer the best healthcare services at an affordable price.

“We believe Meitra Care Network addresses the critical gap in collaborative healthcare supported by technology, and our debut in Dubai with CSH is a milestone in bringing quality global healthcare to patients in Dubai and the UAE,” said Faizal E. Kottikollon, Founder Chairman of KEF Holdings and Meitra Hospital.

Canadian Specialist Hospital is a super speciality hospital that provides high-end treatments including acute cardiac care to angioplasties, neuro spine surgeries, joint replacements, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, neonatal care including and so on. The partnership will also pave the way for Canadian Specialist Hospital to develop specially designed healthcare packages as well as introduce specialized surgeries at affordable prices.


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