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Mauritius’ Brasmer & India’s Metropolis tie-up for world-class pathology services

Mauritius’ Brasmer & India’s Metropolis tie-up for world-class pathology services

Metropolis Brasmer Lab Services Mauritius will be opening five collection points at Port Louis, Curepipe, Moka, Quatre Bornes & Rose-Hill in Mauritius, with two more laboratories coming up across Central Flacq and Black River in the next 3 months. (Image: MBC)

Mauritius-based Brasmer Corporation and India’s Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, the pathology specialist chain, unveiled last week their plans to set-up a joint venture, with an initial investment of Rs 50 million.

The joint venture will be called Metropolis Brasmer Lab Services Mauritius where the central laboratory will be located on the premises of Apollo Bramwell Hospital, while pathology services will be made available across patients in the hospital, as well as Mauritian citizens requiring the benefit of pathology diagnostics.

Furthermore, to begin with, Metropolis Healthcare will also open one central laboratory with collection points across the Indian Ocean Region, covering Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles and Reunion.

“Metropolis Healthcare will be opening five collection points at Port Louis, Curepipe, Moka, Quatre Bornes & Rose-Hill in Mauritius, with two more laboratories coming up across Central Flacq and Black River in the next 3 months,” read a company statement.

Speaking at the occasion of the joint venture announcement, the director of Metropolis Brasmer Lab Services, Mauritius, Claudio Feistritzer-Rawat, said that there is a growing need for quality diagnostics in Mauritius.

“Our understanding of the market, combined with the expertise of Metropolis Healthcare in global healthcare diagnostics will help us to bridge that gap, while ensuring affordability and quality,” she added.

Metropolis also plans to set up 25 collection points across these locations in the coming year, with focus on providing quality diagnostic facilities to the region.

For her part, Ameera Shah, Managing Director & CEO Metropolis Healthcare Ltd, said “As India’s most respected chain of pathology laboratories, we are looking at 1,000 tests being performed locally in Mauritius.”

“We also have the advantage of offering 4,500 tests with the best turnaround time. We would be the first in the Mauritius diagnostic industry to offer the widest test menu combined with the highest standard of quality at an affordable rate,” she added.

About Metropolis:

Metropolis is a pathology specialist chain delivering over 15 million tests a year, catering to more than 10,000 Laboratories, Hospitals, Nursing homes and 2,00,000 Consultants.

With 33 years of experience in delivering accurate reports, Metropolis has earned the reputation of being India’s most respected and only multinational chain of diagnostic centres with presence in UAE, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius and Ghana.

Its wide network includes 120 state-of-art Laboratories across India with over 750 collection centres, processing over 4500 varieties of tests and supported by an efficient team of more than 3000 people.

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