In a major boost to the health sector in Chennai, Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre (RIMC) has signed a Memorandumof Understanding (MoU) with Mediscan, leading provider of fetal scan services (Mediscan) andGBR Fertility Centre and Hospitals (who manage the Institute of Reproductive Medicine at RIMC) to set up a state-of-the-art Perinatal Centre in Chennai. The centre will provide unique services like
• Pre-implantation genetics,
• High risk pregnancy,
• Intrauterine fetal surgeries,
• Fetal /anomaly scans,
• Genetic counseling
• Uterine transplantation,
similar to thehigh-end perinatalcentres in Europe and the United States.
“My vision is to provide specialised services with highest standards to the local community. This partnership with Mediscan systems and GBR fertility will not only provide outstanding clinical care by offering several unique services in the field of perinatal medicinebut also help in strong research collaboration,”said Prof. Mohamed Rela, Chairman and Managing Director at RIMC.
Dr S. Suresh. Director of Mediscan Systems said, “Advancement in Ultrasound Technology and our better understanding of the developing fetus has provided us an opportunity to closely monitor the developing baby, early diagnosis and timely intervention has helped save many babies and has given the joy of parenthood to lot of families. Mediscan perinatal diagnosis and fetal therapeutic Centre with over 37 yrs. of experience in Ultrasound and fetal medicine is proud to be associated with RIMC for providing evidence based fetal care, genetic and perinatal pathology. Our team will be working closely with the RIMC team to help optimize perinatal outcomes. My best wishes to all for establishing a comprehensive maternal & Fetal medicine service at RIMC” Chromepet”.
Sharing thoughts on this initiative, Dr Naresh Shanmugam, Director, Women & Children division, RIMC, said, “Perinatal Centre is relatively a new concept which deals in totality from pre-pregnancy to post-delivery including newborn care under one roof. We have teamed up experts so that best care is available at every stages of motherhood.” He added, “This facility will provide service from normal pregnancy to high-risk pregnancy, maternity and newborns. Several unique procedures such as uterine transplants, fetal interventions for birth defectsetc. would be available under one roof”
Dr G Buvaneswari, Medical Director, GBR Fertility Centre And Hospitals says “Expectant mothers who have conceived through assisted reproductive techniques in simple words to say IVF & ICSI treatment and having underlying health issues like previous multiple miscarriages, genetic issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, bleeding disorders, thalassemia, etc. needs comprehensive care. We at GBR, provide advanced treatments like PGD, PGS, ERA etc., for our patients who come in advanced age and stage with multiple complications. We provide holistic care which includes best obstetrics care, fetal medicine, genetics and neo natal care. This partnership paves way for an integrated multi-specialty perinatal care. I am incredibly happy and confident with this great team; we could provide complete care to any women who walks in to RIMC’.