VPS Healthcare has become a substantial enterprise with diverse assets in several countries. But our business is not only about building critical mass and growing revenues - we are determined to be a positive force wherever we operate.
For example, in the Middle East we own a network of hospitals that need a steady throughput of patients to remain financially viable. But we also run an extensive occupational health service, and our mobile clinics take screening and testing into communities and workplaces, rather than waiting for them to develop problems. It may ultimately cost us, but we firmly believe that prevention is better than cure.
We were the first healthcare group to offer free mobile mammography in the UAE, and thousands of women have benefited. We have also conducted more than 150 free cardiac surgeries, and we work with the Red Crescent's medevac services - they bring patients from strife-torn areas and we treat them.
Yes, we are motivated by philanthropy, backed by sound business reasoning. We fulfil a crucial social role in the communities that make our enterprises viable. By showing empathy and solidarity, we build strong and lasting relationships that are beyond value.
Our philosophy relates to the needs of a growing and ageing global population. By 2050, the world's population will rise to 9.7 billion, with 2 billion over the age of 60.
Clearly, the need is for high-quality healthcare that is accessible, affordable, and sustainable.
VPS Healthcare is itself maturing. We have grown rapidly in the 10 years of our existence and are still growing - regionally, internationally, and in diversity of activities.
Being sensitive to market needs and responding appropriately has been at the heart of our success, coupled with an acute focus on quality in everything we do. And that will continue to be our guiding light as we enter our second decade.
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil
Chairman & Managing Director, VPS Healthcare
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