Abu Dhabi-UAE, 15 January 2017 – National Reference Laboratory (‘NRL’), a Mubadala Investment company, and Manzil Healthcare Services (‘Manzil’), a leading provider of professional, individualized homecare and rehabilitation services based in Abu Dhabi, have signed two agreements aimed at supporting the growing demand for personalized home healthcare in the UAE.
As part of the collaboration, NRL will provide high quality laboratory services for Manzil patients, while Manzil will supply specialized healthcare professionals to support NRL’s sample collection services, thus improving diagnosis and treatment outcomes in outpatients.
The public-private partnership will help to reduce pressure on the UAE’s healthcare infrastructure at a time of growing demand for professional home healthcare for adult and pediatric patients, driven by the growing incidence of non-communicable diseases, birth defects, and other life-changing medical incidents such as strokes. It also supports the UAE’s Vision 2021 National Agenda, which aims to make the UAE among the best countries in the world in terms of quality of healthcare.
Abdul Hamid Oubeisi, CEO of NRL, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with and support Manzil Healthcare Services, a home healthcare leader and disease management company with respected international partnerships, a dedicated and specialized workforce, and renowned personalized service. The NRL’s efficient operational processes, country-wide logistics network and best-in-class testing solutions will enhance the provision of home healthcare and improve patient outcomes through the delivery of high quality and faster laboratory results. Furthermore, the partnership will allow NRL access to the highly-qualified, allied staff members of Manzil Healthcare Services to assist NRL with special projects that will allow us to better serve our clients.”
Dr. Sarper Tanli, Group CEO of Manzil Healthcare Services, stated: “We are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our patients and their families by providing personalized support, care and therapy in the comfort of their own environment. As the largest standalone homecare provider in the UAE, as well as a disease management company, we have 400 licensed nurses, therapists, and physicians providing regular GP, medical infusion, ventilation services with tele-monitoring, physiotherapy, as well as specialized care for infant, geriatric, and diabetic patients, and patients suffering from serious wounds. It was a natural choice for us to partner with NRL – a company with a formidable reputation for superior, quality standards of laboratory testing, combined with regional capabilities to provide accurate and prompt results.”
The agreements were executed at NRL Corporate Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, by Abdul Hamid Oubeisi, CEO of NRL, and Dr. Sarper Tanli, Group CEO of Manzil Healthcare Services, in the presence of senior management representatives from both entities.
The collaboration will expand the scope and scale of NRL’s business and further demonstrates that NRL has emerged as one of the most versatile providers in the region, extending care to a wide range of market segments. NRL was created in partnership with and is managed by Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp), a leading global life sciences company that is deeply integrated in guiding patient care, providing comprehensive clinical laboratory and end-to-end drug development services.
Manzil Healthcare Services is an internationally-accredited healthcare provider majority-owned by specialist private equity firm TVM Capital Healthcare. Based in Abu Dhabi, with branches in Al Ain, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, as well as other regional offices in 3 additional countries, Manzil’s 400 nurses, therapists, and physicians provide regular specialized care for infant, geriatric, and diabetic patients, and patients suffering from serious wounds.