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Shurooq unveils Korean healthcare project in Sharjah

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with REI Holding Group and Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital to establish the first Korean hospital in Sharjah.

The signing ceremony took place in the South Korean capital Seoul, where Shurooq CEO HE Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal, as well as several representatives from Shurooq and REI Holding, were given a tour around the Sejong General Hospital, and were introduced to some of the latest healthcare technologies, which are slated to debut their presence in the UAE, through the establishment of the new hospital in Sharjah.

The new hospital will be the first of its kind healthcare facility in the UAE to offer Korean technologies and solutions specialising in open-heart surgery, cardiac care, and medical expertise in other fields.

On his part, Al Sarkal said: “This is another excellent example of foreign investment in Sharjah’s healthcare industry and demonstrates once again the appeal of the emirate on a global scale.

“The republic of Korea is well-established as one of the world’s most successful healthcare providers, particularly in specialist medicine. The advantages of this project are not only in providing some of the best cardiac care available to residents, but there are also enormous benefits to Sharjah’s economy in terms of attracting medical tourism.”

Hong said: “Advanced Korean medical system and operation infrastructure are already making positive changes in UAE. Now, we hope to promote UAE-Korea healthcare sector exchanges by vitalising knowhow and technologies of Korean medicine in Sharjah.

“The specialised general hospital we are to establish in Sharjah shall be an exemplary place of sustainable hospital management which provides highest standard and cutting-edge quality medical services customised to demand of patients and diseases reflecting the regional characteristics. It will be a role model of hospital business, overcoming challenges shown by many existing hospitals in the GCC region. In addition, our hospital will generate new understandings to the region that healthcare services are not just for patients suffering from diseases or medical conditions, but they can actually become convenient, comfortable, and luxurious healthcare shopping for even general public to enhance quality of their lives.”

Commenting on the hospital’s debut in the UAE, Jinsin Park, chairman of Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital, said: “This is a monumental opportunity for us, celebrating our market access to UAE markets through Sharjah, introducing our state-of-the-art technology in one of the most complex segments in medical history.”

He added: “The new hospital will feature the latest facilities and medical services, which will play a crucial role in battling various types of cardiac diseases and issues that exist within patients in Sharjah, UAE and the wider region. The hospital will play a key role in educating citizens and the market on cutting-edge Korean technologies especially in the healthcare industry, which continues to witness global interests.”

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