Apollo and Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare Sign MoU to Make ‘Diabetes Disease Free’ in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, 24 November 2015 - Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited (Apollo), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Hospital Enterprise Limited and Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare (Ramsay) announced a collaboration today to offer world class Diabetes care to people of Malaysia. This partnership is aimed at reducing the burden of disease for the people of Malaysia.

Malaysia with 3.2M Diabetics has one of the highest diabetes prevalence rates amongst adults worldwide – estimates indicate that 1 in 6 adults have Diabetes. Globally, Diabetes and its complications caused 1.2 Million deaths in 2014 - the highest mortality rate across the world. 54% of these deaths are estimated to be in people under the age of 60. 

Keeping in mind the startling situation, Apollo and Ramsay aim to pool their resources and expertise to provide world class care to people with diabetes in Malaysia. The strategic intent is to start these services in Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care owned hospitals, and expand across neighbourhood clinics. They also aim to work closely with local communities to improve screening, early detection, awareness and management of Diabetes amongst the general population. 

Commenting on the partnership, Ms. Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, and Chairperson, Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited, said: “At Apollo, we understand the increasing burden of diabetes and its tremendous impact on society.  We have built strong expertise in delivering care for Diabetics through an evidence based model that combines clinical care with lifestyle interventions, with multiple touch points over time resulting in better outcomes for the diabetic. The program covers both diabetes treatment and also prevention and treatment of all complications of Diabetes. Our programs are aimed at enabling diabetics lead a normal life. Across India we deliver care to over 200,000 Diabetic patients through nearly 100 clinics (Apollo Clinics and Apollo Sugar Clinics). We are delighted to partner with Ramsay to bring our expertise to care for Diabetic patients in Malaysia. We aim to help them lead a disease free lifestyle, and avoid the havoc that Diabetes and its complications can cause on them and their families”.

Apollo and Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare
Dato' Dr Jacob Thomas, Chairman, Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care; Ms. Suneeta Reddy, Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, and Chairperson, Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited; Yang Bhg Toh Puan Dato’ Seri Hajah Dr. Aishah Ong, Member, Board of Trustees, Cancer Research Malaysia; Professor Dr Teo Soo Hwang, Chief Executive and Breast Cancer Research Group Leader, Cancer Research Malaysia; and Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, at the signing ceremony

Speaking on the occasion, Dato’ Dr Jacob Thomas, Chairman, Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, said “This partnership with Apollo represents a significant milestone for our two leading care delivery organizations to come together to provide world class, evidence based care to people with diabetes across Malaysia. We will begin this collaboration with a state-of-the-art Centre of Excellence to be set up in Subang Jaya Medical Centre, our flagship hospital.  This centre would offer a full range of world class outpatient, inpatient, and a comprehensive set of supporting services to address Diabetes. This centre would be named Apollo Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Centre for Obesity, Diabetes and Endocrinology (“ARCODE”).

For further information, please contact: 

Sumitha M Surendranathan
Group Branding & Communications
Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care
Tel:  03-7839 9907, 03-7846 0925 (HP)

About Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Sdn Bhd
Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care Sdn Bhd, formerly known as Sime Darby Global Healthcare Sdn Bhd, is equally owned by Sime Darby Berhad and Ramsay Health Care.  The entity combines all Sime Darby’s portfolio of healthcare assets in Malaysia namely Subang Jaya Medical Centre , ParkCity Medical Centre, Mediplex and Sime Darby Nursing and Health Sciences College, with Ramsay’s three hospitals in Indonesia, RS Premier Jatinegara, RS Premier Bintaro and RS Premier Surabaya.

Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care is steadfast in providing the highest quality patient care.  We are committed in ensuring that those who come through our doors are given the utmost level of care and compassion, and we will assist those in need towards a quick recovery.

With cutting edge technology, state-of-the-art facilities, and experienced consultants in a wide array of specialties, Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care is one of the preferred medical centres for the region.

About Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited 
Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited (AHLL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited (AHEL), is a leading player in the retail healthcare segment in India. The Company today runs the largest chain of standardized primary healthcare models that include multispecialty clinics under the brand “Apollo Clinics” in India and the Middle East, and Diagnostic Centres under the brand “Apollo Diagnostics”. It also operates specialty formats – Apollo Sugar for Diabetes & Endocrine care, Apollo White for Dental care, Apollo Cradle – a hospital for the Woman & Child, and Apollo Spectra for planned surgery. The Apollo Hospital Group has had a mission of providing world-class healthcare at affordable prices for the past 30 years. It is now one of the leading integrated healthcare companies in the world with a wide network of hospitals, pharmacies, health insurance, healthcare IT, healthcare education and retail healthcare delivery models.