Thursday 17th August, 2017
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Saudi-German hospital, UDUTH sign MoU to establish heart surgery centre

Saudi-German hospital, UDUTH sign MoU to establish heart surgery centre

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.

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