Rescheduled IPL in UAE: BCCI reappoints VPS as healthcare partner

  • The group to accommodate its nurses and medical employees in the identical resort bio-bubbles as the gamers. 
  • The group to supply complete healthcare providers like emergency therapy, sports activities drugs and even air ambulance help through the event.

Dubai: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has renewed its affiliation with VPS Healthcare for the second consecutive yr by appointing the UAE-based group as its healthcare partner for the Indian Premier League (IPL). Experienced in providing 360-degree healthcare providers for sporting occasions, the group will present complete options that embody organising, implementing, and monitoring Covid-19 RT-PCR testing for everybody related to the occasion. The rescheduled IPL event will happen over 31 matches throughout Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai between September 19 and October 15.

To guarantee a secure IPL expertise, VPS Healthcare has made elaborate preparations in all its hospitals throughout the Emirates. As the official medical partner, the group might be answerable for offering a broad vary of providers together with emergency medical providers, sports activities drugs help, musculoskeletal imaging, specialist teleconsultation, doctor-on-call, and ambulance/air ambulance help. To cater to the wants of the gamers and different members of the IPL, it has arrange a 100-member multidisciplinary workforce for sports activities drugs and Covid-19 administration. Two medical groups comprising medical doctors, nurses, paramedics and lab technicians might be assigned to every stadium for each match. 

Strict Testing Protocol 

As the official medical service supplier for the IPL, VPS Healthcare plans to stick to stringent measures. Despite having fewer matches in the UAE this yr, the rescheduled IPL will see elevated Covid-19 testing. Ahead of the arrival of the gamers, VPS Healthcare accomplished testing for over 750 resort employees throughout 14 lodges in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. On August 13, it began testing the gamers of the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings groups. With the up to date protocol requiring gamers and officers to get examined as soon as each three days, the healthcare supplier anticipates over 30,000 PCR assessments this yr. It has the capability to conduct 2,000 PCR assessments for the IPL every day, with a turnaround time of 6-8 hours. Moreover, to make sure safe bio bubbles, nurses and different medical employees are accommodated in the identical 14 lodges as the gamers until the tip of the event.

Dr. Shajir Gaffar, CEO of VPS Healthcare (Dubai and Northern Emirates), says, “Our workforce is totally geared up to deal with the medical wants of the IPL members. As skilled healthcare suppliers, we’re dedicated to making sure a secure surroundings for the gamers and different BCCI stakeholders all through the event. We are assured that we are able to present an ideal sporting expertise for this yr’s IPL as effectively. The UAE has a very good strike charge in seamlessly conducting high-profile sports activities occasions through the pandemic. Even in these difficult occasions, the nation is setting new benchmarks in expertly managing worldwide sporting tournaments via its state-of-the artwork stadiums, watertight measures, and well-trained personnel. With the second leg of the IPL and ICC T20 World Cup occurring back-to-back,  the UAE can solidify its pioneering place as a secure international sporting vacation spot.”

With its unparalleled experience in sporting occasions, VPS Healthcare seamlessly dealt with 80 hospital visits and facilitated the therapy of 156 accidents throughout its hospitals through the 2020 IPL season. After offering complete healthcare options for the IPL final yr, the group provided Covid-related providers for different worldwide sporting occasions just like the UAE Cycling Tour, AFC Champions League group stage matches, T10, UFK, and UAE Warriors. The group endeavours to increase the very best medical providers to gamers this yr. Response Plus Medical, the group’s on-site medical workforce, will present ambulance/air ambulance help through the matches. Injured gamers might be supplied care at VPS hospitals in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, whereas gamers requiring the air ambulance facility might be taken to Burjeel Medical City.

About VPS Healthcare 

VPS Healthcare has performed a key function in revolutionizing the personal healthcare sector in the UAE. Since its inception in 2007, the group has grown to grow to be one of many largest healthcare organizations proudly owning and managing 24 hospitals, a community of medical facilities, and a retail pharmacy chain. Under the healthcare supply vertical, the group presents major, secondary and tertiary healthcare providers via Burjeel, Medeor, LLH, and Lifecare manufacturers. It additionally owns and manages LifePharma, the one pharmaceutical manufacturing firm in the UAE that’s accepted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The group’s subsidiary Response Plus Medical (RPM), is without doubt one of the largest suppliers of on-site healthcare administration, together with emergency and ambulance providers, and delivers high-quality healthcare options.

With an unlimited workforce of 13,000 personnel from varied nationalities internationally, VPS Healthcare operates in GCC international locations and India. The radiologist-turned-entrepreneur Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil based the group on the precept of delivering high quality and accessible healthcare providers to all. VPS Healthcare believes in steady evolution and retains upgrading itself in line with the development in the healthcare sector internationally. VPS Healthcare is acknowledged as an trade partner by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It can also be a member of the MENA Regional Partnership Community of WEF.

© Press Release 2021

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