Saleem Telemedicine, a medical platform making cross border healthcare accessible for everyone, everywhere, has officially announced its debut into the Bahraini market. The announcement was made at a private pre-launch event at Al-Khalifiyah Library on Wednesday, January 11th, 2023. The event was held in partnership with Bahrain Specialist Hospital (BSH) and representatives from the EU, including Clinic Bel Etage – Düsseldorf, Germany and Merian Iselin Clinic – Basel, Switzerland.
The exclusive event was attended by high-level governmental entities and key leaders within the health, investment and labor sector. Prominent guests included Acting CEO of NHRA, Dr. Hessa AlDoseri, Majed K. Ardati, COO of Bahrain Specialist Hospital, senior management from Tamkeen, Mumtalakat, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB Bahrain), the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA) and healthcare stakeholders and representatives from the region and the EU such as Clinic Bel Etage – Düsseldorf, Germany and Merian Iselin Clinic – Basel, Switzerland. The event was moderated by Dr. Eberhard Scheuer, President of the dHealth Network; a layer-one blockchain centered around healthcare use-cases.
The event kicked off with a welcome speech presented by the CEO and COO of Caresocius, Saleem Telemedicine’s mother company, Mohammed Yassin Blal, and Stefano Barber. This was followed by Khalid Sater’s presentation of Saleem Telemedicine, highlighting opportunities as well as challenges within the GCC telemedicine market. Emphasis was placed on how medical tourism will transform cross-border healthcare through technological innovation as well as synergy and key collaborations with leaders in the sector. Khalid showcased the platform’s products and their scalability, while highlighting value adds to relevant partners. He stressed that collaborations are key to developing the healthcare delivery system and patient outcomes across the region.
The event concluded with a signing ceremony conducted between Saleem Telemedicine and Bahrain Specialist Hospital Bahrain – Khalid Sater, Co-Founder of Saleem Telemedicine and Majed K. Ardati, Chief Operating Officer of Bahrain Special Hospital.
Commenting on the launch, Co-Founder of Saleem Telemedicine Khalid Sater, exclaimed “The adoption of telemedicine has increased significantly in recent years, witnessing several shifts that are shaping the digital healthcare sector. Across the Gulf especially, cross-border delivery of telemedicine continues to evolve in line with the needs of the community and modern-day patients. Saleem Telemedicine will build a trusting foundation between doctors and patients in Bahrain, while maximizing patient experience in cross-border healthcare.”
He added, “The user-friendly platform that utilizes key resources to target the emotional medical needs of the user through a new wave of medical communication, enables users to access comfortable, accessible, and personal healthcare. We are happy to kickstart this journey with Bahrain Specialist Hospital in the Kingdom to deliver the best cross-border healthcare services on demand.”
Majed K. Ardati, Chief Operating Officer of Bahrain Special Hospital stated that “Bahrain Specialist Hospital has always dedicated itself to providing high-quality healthcare that is accessible to everyone in the Kingdom. Our partnership with Saleem Telemedicine is in line with our mandate to use the latest technologies and collaborate with like-minded platforms within the health sector to expand our services and provide support enhanced clinical care addressing general cross-coverage needs. Our innovative approach to healthcare and strategic collaborations will allow us to continue to provide the most effective and high-quality healthcare available anywhere in the world.”
Saleem Telemedicine aims to address key issues for both patients and doctors when it comes to the exchange of medical data, access to cross-border advisory and treatment plans and marketing services to a global audience of health seekers. The platform aims to launch in March 2023, with a mission to create a digital bridge between patients and doctors in the Kingdom and the region.