The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) has signed a memorandum of understanding 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 Executive Chairman Marwan bin Jassim Al Sarkal and representatives from Shurooq and REI Holding were given a tour around Sejong General Hospital and introduced to some of the latest and most cutting-edge healthcare technologies.
The hospital will be the first of its kind healthcare facility in the UAE to offer state-of-the-art Korean technologies and solutions specialising in open-heart surgery, cardiac care and medical expertise in other fields.
The MoU signing will also play in a key role in strengthening Sharjah’s position as a premium healthcare destination across the GCC and wider Mena region.
Al Sarkal; Soon Bong Hong, chairman of REI Holding Group; and Jinsin Park, chairman of Haewon Medical Foundation Sejong General Hospital, signed the MoU.
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.”
Soon added: “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 know-how 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.”