Kerala-born doctor establishes integrated, end to end healthcare in Middle East

New Delhi, Oct. 30 : Thirty-six year-old Kerala born Dr. Shamsheer Vyalil Parambath has become an influential figure in the Middle East region, by providing truly integrated quality healthcare to the region's people.

Dr. Shamsheer's contribution has been recognized by the UAE Government, industry and trade associations, as well as the media.

He is a recipient of the Hamdan Bin Zayed Award for Humanitarian Aid 2013; has been adjudged the Ernst and Young "Entrepreneur Of The Year" in 2011 for UAE; is a recipient of the Shiekh Khalifa Excellence Award in 2009 and the Arab Health International Leadership Award in 2012.

In 2013, he was declared one of the top 100 Indian leaders in the UAE" by Forbes Magazine and one of the 100 most powerful Indians in the Gulf by Arabian Business Magazine in 2012.

In just six years, Dr. Shamsheer has set up seven operational hospitals in UAE and Oman that offer primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare services.

"We started work on our first hospital in 2006. Those were really charged up days for us. The core team was practically working 24x7 to commission the hospital. From identifying the ideal location to working out an efficient patient flow; from identifying the most suitable equipment to ensuring that it was installed on schedule; from getting on board the clinical team to ensuring the site readiness - it was all completed in a record 14 months! The hospital opened its doors in 2007. That was the beginning of our journey - a single, secondary care hospital in Abu Dhabi", said Dr. Shamsheer, Founder and Managing Director, VPS Healthcare.

Since then, there has been no looking back for Dr Shamsheer Vyalil and his team.

Being an outsider in a foreign country, he had to face various challenges, but with his determination and experience, Dr Shamsheer managed to overcome all the hurdles.

"Clinical staffing (doctors, nurses and paramedics) is the biggest challenge for the healthcare industry the world over. UAE is no exception. In fact, this challenge is far greater in the Middle-East for a multitude of reasons. We overcame this challenge through an innovative model of deployment of clinical human resources clubbed with technology enabled efficiency tools. The productivity of each doctor just doubled", said Dr. Shamsheer.

His group, VPS Healthcare, is engaged in providing healthcare delivery, pharmaceutical and health support services. The group currently operates in UAE, Oman and India.

The healthcare delivery companies include hospitals offering primary, secondary and tertiary health services as well as industrial and emergency care services.

He has been functional in running seven hospitals which includes Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgeries, Dubai, LLH Hospital, Abu Dhabi, LLH Hospital, Mussafa, Lifecare Hospital, Al Raha, Lifeline Hospital, Sohar, Oman and Lifeline Hospital, Salalah, Oman.

Dr Shamsheer plans to substantially increase his presence in the UAE and the Middle East.

"Seven new hospitals are already in the pipeline and are expected to be commissioned in the coming two years. We are constantly on the lookout for other opportunities in the healthcare domain that may emerge in the region and fit in with our strategic plan", said Dr. Shamsheer.

--ANI (Posted on 30-10-2013)

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