The Emirates Healthcare Group announced Wednesday it has strategically partnered with Egypt’s Alameda Healthcare Group to expand health care facilities in the North African country.
Alameda Healthcare Group, which has the largest healthcare footprint in Egypt that totals 860 beds, including both Dar El Fouad Hospital and As Salam International Hospital, in addition to chain of labs, tabibi 24/7 and GIT stand-alone units while the Emirates Health care Group, is part of the Abu Dhabi-based investment group KBBO.
“Our expansion in Egypt comes from our strong belief in the development and prosperity of the Egyptian market, and the progress that Egypt is making in all areas as a nation” Khalifa Bin Butti, Chairman of KBBO Group, said.
“We’re excited to establish an extensive presence in the vibrant Egyptian market. It’s an important addition to our global healthcare network, further extending the reach of the highest standard patient care we provide globally to around eight million patients each year.” He added.
He also noted the serious need for additional healthcare in Egypt.
“The population of Egypt has reached 91 million, yet the number of hospital beds available is less than two beds per 1,000 people. With an annual population growth of 2.2 per cent, Egypt desperately needs more hospital beds and improved quality of healthcare services, which this partnership will help provide.”
Dr Fahad Khater who will manage and head the group in Egypt as chairman from Alameda Healthcare said: “We’re continually looking for ways to improve our facilities and the care we provide to patients, whether it’s through our new and recently-upgraded hospitals and medical complexes, or via international partnerships with healthcare specialists like Emirates Healthcare Group.”
The partnership adds to Emirates Healthcare Group’s vast portfolio of health care services that includes hospitals and clinics located across the UAE and internationally, such NMC healthcare, Emirates Hospitals and CosmeSurge.
Source: Gulf News