Professional Team and Facilities Awards and Social Responsibility
Maintaining international standard:We started our business in Hong Kong, which is widely recognised as a mature healthcare market in Asia comprising a mix of seasoned Western and Chinese medical practitioners. With our presence in Hong Kong, our ophthalmologists and physicians are able to keep abreast of the latest international medical development and standards, and gain access to new drugs and advanced medical facilities. Against this background, both our Hong Kong and PRC practices are devoted and accustomed to adhering to the international standard of professionalism, ethics and responsibility in providing our services. Our ophthalmologists in Hong Kong are all effectively bilingual which enables them to communicate better with local patients in Chinese with healthcare standards, knowledge, equipment and skills acquired or adopted from advanced Western healthcare systems. Accordingly, we are able to bring in an international practice into the PRC market.
Our international team of ophthalmologists and physicians: We have a team of ophthalmologists and physicians with international exposure. We have an international advisory council providing us high-level intellectual and strategic guidance. They help to keep us abreast of the latest development in ophthalmology, advise us on complex and challenging cases, strategy, policy and our activities of corporate social responsibility, and future development in terms of clinical services, trainings and research. The international advisory council currently comprises 20 members from 10 countries. The council members are regional and global leaders in the field of ophthalmology, of which seven of them were elected “Top 100 Most Influential Ophthalmologists in the World” by the publication The Ophthalmologist from 2014 to 2016. Further information on their background, please see the section headed “Directors, International Advisory Council, Senior Management and Employees” in this prospectus. As of the Latest Practicable Date, we had eight qualified ophthalmologists stationed in our Central Eye Centre and Satellite Clinics in Hong Kong and 22 physicians at Shenzhen C-MER Hospital, of which three of them are overseas ophthalmologists resident in the PRC. All of our Hong Kong ophthalmologists had experiences in university-affiliated teaching hospitals. Our Hong Kong ophthalmologists constantly strive to improve their professional skills by actively participating in regional, national and international congresses and serving on various professional ophthalmological associations.
Practising in line with international trends: The extensive skills and knowledge of our ophthalmologists and physicians enable us to offer treatments and surgeries for a wide range of eye problems, from common issues to rare and complex conditions. In line with the prevailing international market practice, we also offer such services through a day surgery setting. According to the Frost & Sullivan Report, the day surgery setting is more cost effective and encouraged by the PRC government, a mainstream surgery in the world and the development of day surgery in the PRC lags behind developed countries in terms of day surgery volume and day surgery facilities as well as day surgery management system. We believe our day surgery setting is well received by our patients. As the only Hong Kong-based ophthalmic service provider in the PRC, we believe our unique combination of Hong Kong, PRC and overseas expertise instils confidence in our patients and differentiates us from our competitors, offering an alternative option of international standard medical services to our patients in the PRC.