National Healthcare System Co Ltd (N Health), a healthcare business unit owned by Bangkok Dusit Medical Services Plc (BDMS), has opened a medical laboratory in Yangon in partnership with some local firms. N Health considers this investment in Myanmar as just a first step as it has plans of opening up various other branches in this region. After Myanmar, the firm plans to spread its operations in Cambodia and after that further ahead in Indonesia and the Philippines. They want to spread their reach and provide high quality preventive healthcare services to much more people. The company’s annual revenue was US $90 million for the year 2016 and its shows a 25% increase year-on-year which is the result of its business expansion. In Thailand, BDMS provides system services and products supporting the hospital business such as diagnostic testing, biomedical engineering, sterile processing, hospital linen management, telemedicine and medical equipment supplies.
In Myanmar, it will focus on operating the medical laboratory which will support large hospitals for highend genetic tests, allergy tests and evaluations for tuberculosis, malaria and dengue fever. It also aims to provide standard analytical services including medical checkups for small and medium-sized hospitals as well as walk-in customers. In order to register itself in Myanmar, N Health has partnered with two local healthcare companies – Bahosi Hospital and Sea Lion Group. As a partner in this alliance, N Health will bear 60% of the total US $2.5 million investment this lab while it’s two partners will put in 20% each. N Health Myanmar plans to open another laboratory in Mandalay in the near future.