NEW DELHI, India (
October 7, 2015
- Having spent nine years in New Delhi, the Dominican Republic's
Ambassador to India has endorsed the expertise of Indian medical
practitioners who are dispensing high quality medical care and saving
lives in the Caribbean and around the globe.
Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos, Dean of Diplomatic Corps in the
Indian capital, asserted the Caribbean is well-placed to benefit from
the talented nurses, doctors, administrators and medical teams who are
sharing their expertise across the region. While most are in private
practice or in hospitals and clinics, many are caring for patients at
Health City Cayman Islands on Grand Cayman, one of only two Joint
Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals in the Caribbean
one of the world's most demanding medical standards, and Health City
Cayman Islands earned the prestigious Gold Seal of Approval after being
open for just one year. That speaks volumes in terms of the quality and
efficiency of the facility, as well as of the skills of the doctors,
most of whom were trained in distinguished Indian medical universities,"
"Some of the best doctors in the world
trained right here in India," said the Ambassador, speaking from his
New Delhi office and adding, "If you want to see their value in the
West, just look at all the Indian names listed in the prestigious
practices and top hospitals in London, Paris, Berlin and New York. Even
CNN's award-winning chief medical correspondent is of Indian origin."
The government official believes the establishment of Health City Cayman Islands by India-born physician and cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty
be a tremendous benefit and continuing blessing for people living in
the Caribbean - including those in my beautiful country, the Dominican
Republic - who are searching for high-quality, affordable tertiary care
not available in their home countries."
pointed to the fact Dr. Shetty was Mother Teresa's physician: "Mother
Teresa did most of her saintly work for the poor and the hungry right
here in the slums of India so it's obvious she persuaded the good doctor
to do more good for many more poor people around the world. The
Caribbean is a deserving beneficiary of the partnership between Mother
Teresa and Dr. Shetty."
"India represents a great
opportunity for Latin America and Caribbean countries," the envoy
opined, adding that he sees stronger economic ties and a "win-win"
relationship with India in the years ahead. "The Dominican Republic has
proposed and will continue to push for the effective implementation of a
strategic partnership that would encompass a positive outcome for our
nations and the wider Caribbean," he stated.
City Cayman Islands, the vision of renowned heart surgeon and
humanitarian Dr. Devi Shetty, is supported by two major healthcare
organizations, Narayana Health and the U.S.-based Ascension, which is
that nation's largest faith-based and nonprofit health system, providing
the highest quality care to all with special attention to those who are
poor and vulnerable. Health City Cayman Islands provides compassionate,
high-quality, affordable healthcare services in a world-class,
comfortable, patient-centered environment. Offering healthcare to
international, regional and local patients, Health City Cayman Islands
delivers excellence in adult and pediatric cardiology, cardiac surgery,
cardiac electrophysiology, medical oncology, orthopedics, sports
medicine, pediatric endocrinology, neurosurgery, minimally invasive
spine surgery and pulmonology services.