Call for Leaders – 3Q is a new category where Business Review features our 3 questions with some of Romania’s top business professionals, bringing a positive, insightful, or otherwise constructive view of their markets in the context of the current crisis.
Current conversation: Dr. Wargha Enayati, founder Enayati Medical City, President Enayati Group, founder Regina Maria Private Healthcare
What are the measures you took for your business during this period?
I am trying to keep a positive mindset for all my teams, amidst not only a COVID-19 crisis none of us have experienced before, but also an informational tsunami that hits all of us
My focus is to keep the construction of Enayati Medical City running. We are even attempting to speed up construction, shooting for an earlier deadline and trying to provide it to Romanian authorities, in case of a prolonged medical crisis or if a second wave of the virus hits. Our logic is simple: if China was able to build a hospital in 10 days, we should be able to deliver a 250-bed hospital in case it is needed in late fall this year.
It’s certain that this crisis will have a strong effect not only on the Romanian economy, but also worldwide, and this could be a trigger for an already volatile and partially functional economic system to collapse. Therefore, we try to prepare for the worst, in order to be sustainable on the long run. We have to be able to foresee the correct impact of the crisis and be able to keep teams focused and connected.
Enayati Medical City is the only private Greenfield hospital of this size built in Romania for the past 30 years, a medical ecosystem which includes an integrated oncology hospital and integrated elderly facilities for independent living and assisted living.
What`s your advice for business leaders for this crisis?
Be human. This is the time when we can show how ethical our business approach is in regards to our teams, business partners, and all stakeholders in general. At the end of the day, we could have a Darwinist approach or a spiritual approach towards this crisis. And this will make a significant difference in the future.
What’s the most positive business news you`ve read today and want to share it?
Having the possibility to serve humankind now at full speed, through Regina Maria Social Innovation Foundation and White-Yellow Cross Foundation, for all people thtat need help these days. Only together we will be able to pass the humanity test!
We launched the “Necessity Fund for the immediate support for decreasing the pressure on the state-owned hospitals”, by keeping the two social clinics of the Foundation open, but also for immediate support with materials and equipment for state-owned hospitals.
- We purchased a state-of-the-art ICU ventilator for the National Institute for Infectious Diseases Prof. Dr. Matei Balș;
- We started repairing 7 other out-of-order mechanical ventilation units from 6 hospitals in Bucharest and throughout the country;
- We purchased an injection-extraction vacuum cleaner for disinfection of patients’ beds diagnosed with COVID-19 for Colentina Clinical Hospital;
- We manufactured over 5000 visors for 7 hospitals in Bucharest and in the country;
- We started delivering 22 tons of Carpatina water to 5 hospitals in Bucharest;
- We are keeping all clinics opened and operational so that chronical patients and those in need to get the help they need.