Leading India hospitals, BAPIO UK join hands to impart medical education


RAHUL LAUD reports on the latest MoUs signed between Bengaluru hospitals and BAPIO Training Academy UK

With the aim to empower the next generation of medical professionals and make a lasting impact on the future of healthcare in India and beyond. The Deputy High Commission of the UK in Bengaluru, Chandru Iyer who heads southern India and who is also the Deputy Commissioner for Trade and investment for South Asia proactively led Bengaluruhospitals to sign a MoU with the Executive Director at  BAPIO UK led by Dr Prof Parag Singhal.

Two Mous with two top leading hospitals were signed in Bengaluru. The Cloudnine Group specialised in   Maternal and child care represented by Dr. R Kishore Kumar, Founder Chairman & Executive Director, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Bengaluru, Dr. Arvind Kasaragod, Dr. Naga Nischal Singhal tied up with BAPIO UK to help develop a global training programme for post-MBBS doctors to strengthen training and advance medical education in obstetrics, pediatrics, IVF, gynecology and fetal medicine enabling doctors for the first time in India to take up the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology exams in India. This MOU shall be implemented across 29 hospitals in 12 cities of Cloud Nine, says Dr Kumar. The agreement includes structured learning modules for Royal College exams, besides hands-on workshops and skill enhancement sessions. Kumar assures that Cloudnine Hospitals will engage and invest in the training of its doctors specializing in maternity, fertility, and pediatrics through these programs.

The Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd represented by Dr. Sudarshan Ballal, Chairman – Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt. Ltd, Dr. Manish Rai, and Dr. Karthik Nagesh have signed an MoU that will help pediatric super-specialization education training across Manipal Hospitals as part of the fast-track pediatric training programmes with a route to Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)UK fellowship.

On the occasion of the signing of these MoUs Dr Singhal said, “The collaboration presented an opportunity to share expertise, foster professional development, and advance healthcare.” Singhal added, “The agreement will enable doctors to take Royal College exams in Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBG). It further opens an opportunity to all the MBBS doctors across the country who have been unable to join postgraduate (PG) courses in India to become members of the Royal Colleges of the UK.” He added, “We believe that by combining our resources and knowledge, we can positively impact patient care and medical education.”

Chandru  Iyer said, “ These partnerships mark a significant milestone in healthcare collaboration, enhancing training opportunities in the fields of MRCOG & MRCPCH. As Indian hospitals join hands, we look forward to fostering a shared commitment to excellence in medical education and contributing to the advancement of healthcare standards in India with UK support.” Adding further, “These MOUs reflect our joint dedication to advancing medical education and fostering innovation in healthcare. By combining the expertise of Indian Hospitals with the renowned MRCOG & MRCPCH training programs, we aim to create a robust platform for knowledge exchange and skill development. We are excited about the possibilities and the positive impact this partnership will have on healthcare outcomes.”

Commenting on the collaboration, Dr R Kishore Kumar, Founder Chairman & Executive Director, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Bengaluru, “Our collaboration with BAPIO underscores our dedication to elevating the standards of healthcare through comprehensive training initiatives. By focusing on the continuous education of doctors, we aim to not only enhance patient care within our facilities but also contribute to the broader medical community. I am excited to work with the teams at BAPIO as this MOU aligns with our commitment to providing the highest quality care and advancing medical knowledge. Together, we look forward to making significant contributions to the healthcare landscape.”

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