In an effort to halt medical tourism and also bring sophisticated health care services to the door steps of Nigerians, Saudi German Hospital (SGH), Dubai, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH), Sokoto.
The MoU is aimed at pulling synergy and cooperation between the two institutions to develop infrastructure to establish a cardiac surgery facility at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto.
In a statement made available to The AUTHORITY, the Saudi German Hospital, Dubai, will send a team of doctors and technicians to train doctors in UDUTH.
Also, Nigerian doctors will be sent to Dubai to be trained under the German Professors.
“As a further development, a telemedicine facility will be developed to discuss cases between two hospitals and treating complex cases at Dubai. Also free second opinion service will be provided to patients,” the statement noted.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Saudi German Hospital, Dubai, Dr Reem Osman, said, “capacity building is one of our major priorities in Nigerian health care and this will be the first step towards it.
“We are the largest facility in private sector in Dubai and we receive lots of cardiac cases from Nigeria apart from cancer and Neuro patients.
“This will enhance our commitment to the citizens.”
On his part, the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Dr Ahmed Hassan, described the efforts of both institutions to bring the best to the country as brilliant.
Also speaking, the Manager, International Patient, Dr George Davis, disclosed that the project is to be kicked off from September 2017.