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Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil Conferred with GPF Global Humanitarian Award at the United Nations
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil Conferred with GPF Global Humanitarian Award at the United Nations
Published:05/05/2015
Staff Report/New York

Founder and Managing Director of VPS Healthcare recognized for his philanthropic efforts; commits to donate 100 Free Heart Surgeries to the UN 

The event highlighted philanthropic opportunities for addressing healthcare gaps, including quality of care issues, in developing countries, through innovative financing and partnerships.  The Global Partnerships Forum and VPS Healthcare brought together leaders from the diplomatic community, private sector, civil society, and the UN system, to share perspectives on the role of the private sector and the importance of innovative public-private partnerships, in ensuring healthy lives.  

We were also pleased to focus on the incredible contributions that VPS Healthcare has made to the world under the tireless and exceptionally generous leadership of Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Managing Director.  VPS Healthcare is an integrated Healthcare provider with network of hospitals, chain of medical centers, pharmaceutical manufacturing and pharmacy retail across the MENA region.  They view community awareness as their capital asset and their vision is to create sustainable ...

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11th Asian Business Leadership Forum dedicates Awards to late Sheikh Zayed
Published:07/10/2018
Staff Report/Dubai Zawya
11th Asian Business Leadership Forum dedicates Awards to late Sheikh Zayed

In a befitting celebration that complements the 'Year of Zayed' marked by the UAE to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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Dubai Investment Week 2018 to turn spotlight on investing in future transformations
Published:03/10/2018
Staff Report/Dubai Al-Bawaba
Dubai Investment Week 2018 to turn spotlight on investing in future transformations

1Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.

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VPS Healthcare donates AED26mn to UAE's Kerala Emergency Relief Campaign
Published:20/08/2018
Staff Report/Abu Dhabi WAM
VPS Healthcare donates AED26mn to UAE's Kerala Emergency Relief Campaign

Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman and Managing Director of UAE-based VPS Healthcare, has donated AED26 million towards the relief campaign for Kerala in the aftermath of the most devastating floods to affect the South Indian state in over a century.

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Nine Emirati students to participate in Future Medical Stars program
Published:21/07/2018
Tariq alfaham/Abu Dhabi WAM
Nine Emirati students to participate in Future Medical Stars program

ABU DHABI, 21st July, 2018 (WAM) -- Nine outstanding Emirati students will attend a two-week program to learn about entrepreneurship, market research, accounting, advertising, marketing, management and public speaking at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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'It's good business': billionaire doctor Shamsheer Vayalil on giving half his fortune to charity
Published:31/05/2018
Shireena Al Nowais/ Abu Dhabi The National
'It's good business': billionaire doctor Shamsheer Vayalil on giving half his fortune to charity

What would inspire one of the world's wealthiest men to, on his 41st birthday, donate half of his $1.5 billion fortune to charity?.

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UAE health provider helps fight against Nipah
Published:06/06/2018
Staff Report/ Abu Dhabi Khaleej Times
UAE health provider helps fight against Nipah

A chartered flight carrying medical supplies that will help the fight against Nipah has been sent to the Kerala Government by UAE-based health provider, VPS Healthcare.

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Podcast: Healthcare in the UAE with Dr Shamsheer Vayalil
Published:19/04/2018
Nick Webster/ Abu Dhabi The National
Podcast: Healthcare in the UAE with Dr Shamsheer Vayalil

The UAE over the past decade has made great progress ensuring healthcare and insurance are available to all who work and live here. And few can provide as astute an assessment of healthcare in the country than Dr Shamsheer Vayalil.

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Business Breakfast on Dubai Eye
Published:01/03/2018
Dubai Eye 103.8
Business Breakfast on Dubai Eye

Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Chairman & Managing Director for VPS Healthcare, is a billionaire doctor-turned-entrepreneur who joins us to talk about his plans for a London IPO.

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Exclusive: Abu Dhabi's VPS Healthcare in IPO talks, eyeing London listing
Published:13/02/2018
The National / Sarah Townsend
Exclusive: Abu Dhabi's VPS Healthcare in IPO talks, eyeing London listing

Abu Dhabi-based VPS Healthcare is planning an initial public offering as it looks to tap new markets such as Saudi Arabia and expand into data-driven preventive health care, its chairman said.

"We have IPO ...

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UAE Ministry of Finance holds discussions on Fintech, Regtech and PPPs for Healthcare
Published:13/02/2018
Albawaba
UAE Ministry of Finance holds discussions on Fintech, Regtech and PPPs for Healthcare

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) held today two open dialogue sessions titled 'Fintech and Regtech: Revolutionizing Compliance and Promoting Financial Inclusion', and 'Partners in care: PPPs for better Healthcare'. The sessions took place on the sidelines of ...

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WGS 2018 partners praise organizers for commitment to action, dialogue
Published:12/02/2018
Arab News
WGS 2018 partners praise organizers for commitment to action, dialogue

The sixth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2018) has received support from a number of partners who joined together to praise the UAE in its efforts to encourage dialogue and action, tackle various challenges facing humanity and affect ...

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Indian-Born Middle East Billionaire Shamsheer Vayalil joins The Giving Pledge
Published:01/02/2018
Forbes / Naazneen Karmali
Indian-Born Middle East Billionaire Shamsheer Vayalil joins The Giving Pledge

It was on January 11, his 41st birthday, that Shamsheer Vayalil got what he describes as "a sudden urge." That led to Vayalil, founder of VPS Healthcare, a network of hospitals, clinics and pharmacies headquartered in the UAE, ...

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Indian expats in UAE express delight at bill that will let them vote
Published:10/11/2017
Team KT/ Abu Dhabi
Indian expats in UAE express delight at bill that will let them vote

Indian expats in the UAE are delighted after the Indian government informed the country's Supreme Court that it would soon introduce a bill in parliament to amend the electoral law to allow them to vote through postal ...

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Quality healthcare ensures a better life
Published:21/10/2017
Jasmine Al Kuttab
Quality healthcare ensures a better life

It is also Abu Dhabi's excelling medical sector that makes the UAE Capital a top place to call home, said Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, founder and managing director of VPS Healthcare.

"There was a time when ...

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UAE patients to soon get organ transplants within the country, claim doctors
Published:06/08/2017
Jasmine Al Kuttub/ Abu Dhabi
UAE patients to soon get organ transplants within the country, claim doctors

Patients will no longer need to travel abroad for organ transplant, once the transplantation units become available across UAE hospitals, medical experts said.

During an organ transplantation discussion on Monday, Dr Yassin Ibrahim M. El-Shahat, ...

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Indian expatriates welcome proxy voting move
Published:03/08/2017
Binsal Abdul Kader/ Abu Dhabi
Indian expatriates welcome proxy voting move

Abu Dhabi: A cross-section of Indian expatriates in the UAE welcomed Indian Government's decision on Wednesday to give Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) the right to vote from abroad in elections in India through proxy voting.

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India to amend law to implement voting rights of expatriates
Published:21/07/2017
Binsal Abdul Kader/ Abu Dhabi
India to amend law to implement voting rights of expatriates

Abu Dhabi: The Indian Government told the country's Supreme Court on Friday that it would amend the existing electoral law to allow millions of Non-resident Indians (NRIs) living across the globe to vote from abroad in ...

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Riding technological wave: Healthcare of the future will be unique
Published:30/05/2017
Shamsheer Vayalil
Riding technological wave: Healthcare of the future will be unique

By 2025, the Indian healthcare industry is likely to grow to $400 billion, create 5.4 million jobs. To get there, we need a robust healthcare system that reaches people in remote areas as well as those who cannot afford it.

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Mohammad Bin Zayed visits Burjeel Hospital
Published:26/04/2017
Staff Report/Abu Dhabi
Mohammad Bin Zayed visits Burjeel Hospital

Crown Prince calls for larger role by private sector to transform country's healthcare ecosystem

His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the ...

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University of Sharjah appoints Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil
Published:19/04/2017
Staff Report/Abu Dhabi
University of Sharjah appoints Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil

Currently less than 2,500 Emiratis work in the UAE's healthcare sector, primarily as doctors and nurses

In a bid to encourage Emirati participation in the healthcare industry and the private ...

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Health company donates Dh1m to UAE's Somalia aid campaign
Published:18/04/2017
Staff Report/Abu Dhabi
 Health company donates Dh1m to UAE's Somalia aid campaign

The donation will ensure the provision of much-needed aid to people in Somalia, the Emirates Red Crescent said.

UAE healthcare company has donated Dh1 million to the Emirates Red Crescent'...

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Why locals are key to manufacturing
Published:30/03/2017
Ashwani Kumar/Abu Dhabi
Why locals are key to manufacturing

Women also making their mark; advanced tech key to healthcare 

The Tawazun Economic Council and Tawazun Holding have ...

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President Ilham Aliyev met with Shamsheer Vayalil
Published:17/01/2017
Staff Report/Davos
President Ilham Aliyev met with Shamsheer Vayalil

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has met with founder and managing director of VPS Healthcare of the United Arab Emirates Shamsheer Vayalil. Axar.az reports citing Presidential press service.

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Future of Healthcare Needs Global Standardizaion of Care: Expert Panel at Davos
Published:12/10/2017
Staff Report/Davos/Switzerland/Abu Dhabi
Future of Healthcare Needs Global Standardizaion of Care: Expert Panel at Davos

Healthcare leaders from the US and UAE discuss the 'Hospital of the Future' at the World Economic Forum 

"The management and delivery of healthcare in the hospital of the future will be ...

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Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil nominated as a member of the UAE Medical Council
Published:12/10/2016
Staff Report/Abu Dhabi
Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil nominated as a member of the UAE Medical Council

H.E. AbdulRahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, Minister of Health and Prevention, UAE, nominated Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi based VPS Healthcare as a member of the UAE Medical Council set up by the Ministry of ...

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Panel to look into high Kerala-Gulf airfare
Published:12/10/2016
Binsal Abdul Kader/Abu Dhabi
Panel to look into high Kerala-Gulf airfare

Indian high court has given commission the go-ahead to seek solutions to long-term complaints of non-resident Keralites

A recent high court order has given a shot in the arm to the NRI (...

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Dr Shamsheer Vayalil among 100 richest in Forbes India list
Published:24/09/2016
Staff Report/Dubai
Dr Shamsheer Vayalil among 100 richest in Forbes India list

Dr Shamsheer Vayalil is the youngest South Indian ranked 98 among the 100 richest Indians. He is also the third youngest Indian in the list. As per the latest list of richest Indians in 2016 published by Forbes, a major international magazine, ...

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Billionaire radiologist in healthcare M&A talks
Published:09/05/2016
Shenoy Karun & Boby Kurian | TNN
Billionaire radiologist in healthcare M&A talks

Kochi: Abu Dhabi-headquartered hospital chain VPS Healthcare, owned by radiologist-turned-entrepreneur Shamsheer Vayalil, son-in-law of India-born Middle East tycoon M A Yusuf Ali, is the latest to trigger consolidation moves in the domestic healthcare services sector. VPS, which has built $1...

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Kerala government set up NRI commission
Published:05/03/2016
Staff Report/Abu Dhabi
Kerala government set up NRI commission

An NRI commission was finally set up by the Kerala government and announced the team of four members headed by a former judge of Indian High Court. Justice P Bhavadas has been appointed as the chairman of the commission.<...

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How Shamsheer Vayalil Built VPS Healthcare into a Billion-dollar Firm
Published:19/10/2015
Knowledge@Wharton/Philadelphia
How Shamsheer Vayalil Built VPS Healthcare into a Billion-dollar Firm

Shamsheer Vayalil is founder and managing director of VPS Healthcare. He has successfully led the group from a single hospital in 2007 to an end-to-end health care provider with a rapidly expanding global footprint. Today, VPS Healthcare has ...

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AMU's 62nd annual convocation held
Published:17/10/2014
Staff Report/Aligarh
AMU's 62nd annual convocation held

More than 4,000 degrees and around 240 gold medals were awarded at the 62nd annual convocation of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) here today.

Director General, Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Rabat, Morocco and Secretary General of ...

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Abu Dhabi-based doctor wins Indian award for expatriates
Published:14/01/2014
Staff Report/New Delhi
Abu Dhabi-based doctor wins Indian award for expatriates

Three Gulf expats among 13 NRI winners of the 'Pravasi Bharatiya Samman' award

Three Indian expatriates in the Gulf, including an Abu Dhabi-based doctor, have been conferred with an award for Indians living ...

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