Day-to-day operations at TMH’s medical facilities on Kandahar Airfield, Bagram Airfield and at the Baron Hotel in Kabul will continue under Tom Nagle who now assumes the role of Iqarus’ Country Manager, Afghanistan. Nagle will also oversee Iqarus’ existing medical centres based at three secure locations in Kabul.
Commenting on the deal, Nagle explained: “this marks a major boost for the clinical teams on the ground in Afghanistan and Somalia. To be part of this engaging, forward-looking business, which has an enviable reputation for operational excellence, is hugely exciting.”
Speaking on the eve of the deal, Martin Rudd, Iqarus’ Managing Director of Global Health Services, who will lead the integration of the two businesses, welcomed the TMH team into Iqarus and commented: “as well as creating the largest medical service provider in Afghanistan, we can now accelerate our expansion in East Africa. The additional geographical and managerial synergies created through the integration of the two companies will greatly enhance the breadth of our overall offering.”
Iqarus delivers primary care and life-saving medical capability globally. Current projects include the operation of a Role 2 damage control surgical facility for the European Training Mission within the secure confines of Mogadishu airport, damage control surgery for the Swedish Armed Forces in Mali, aeromedical evacuation capability for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Mali, mobile damage control surgery for the EU Training Mission in Mali, and the day-to-day running of a Role 2 damage control surgical facility for the EU Training Mission in Somalia.