Scope Investment & Korean healthcare specialist Asan develop Dubai’s 1st GI Hospital

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai's 1st GI Hospital

Scope Investment, a leading private investment group based in the UAE, and Asan Medical Center, a renowned healthcare institution based in South Korea, have partnered to develop Dubai’s first comprehensive Gastroenterology (GI) Hospital.

This collaborative effort signifies a momentous achievement in establishing the UAE’s first all-encompassing Gastroenterology hospital in Dubai.

The agreement establishes the operation and management framework for the Asan GI Hospital-UAE, a 65-bed specialized facility dedicated to the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases. The hospital will provide comprehensive care for various gastrointestinal conditions, including those affecting the stomach, colon, liver, bile duct, pancreas, as well as pediatric gastrointestinal disorders.

This venture holds great importance for Scope Investment. It is a testament to the unwavering dedication and collective expertise of both organizations. The establishment of the UAE’s first comprehensive GI hospital aligns perfectly with the broader healthcare strategy of Bright Medical Services, Scope Investment’s healthcare arm, which focuses on service excellence in specialized hospitals, health clinics, pharmaceuticals and vaccine production and distribution, medical equipment, and advanced medical device distribution.

Asan GI Hospital-UAE will offer a wide range of advanced treatments and procedures, including minimally invasive techniques through endoscopy, surgical interventions for early-stage gastrointestinal cancers, bariatric surgery for obesity, and specialized care for pediatric patients. This hospital will address the existing gap in specialized treatment for gastrointestinal diseases in the region and set new standards in complex disease care.

Fareed Bilbeisi_Scope Investment_Asan partnership
Fareed Bilbeisi
Scope Investment

“This is a transformative alliance that combines our collective expertise, resources, and dedication to deliver exceptional healthcare services. Together, we are committed to revolutionizing the healthcare landscape, setting new standards of care, and making a lasting impact on the well-being of individuals in the UAE and beyond.”

The journey towards this groundbreaking endeavor began in 2019 with the collaboration between Asan Medical Center and Scope Investment. In 2020, a thorough feasibility study was conducted to analyze market dynamics and formulate operational and financial assumptions. In July 2021, the Joint Venture Agreement was signed, solidifying the commitment to this innovative project.

Through collective efforts, the joint venture company ASAN Specialty Hospital FZ – LLC was established in Dubai Healthcare City, followed by successfully securing land in Dubai Healthcare City Phase 2 for the hospital’s construction. Detailed designs and building specifications have been finalized, and the tendering process to appoint contractors is currently underway. The groundbreaking ceremony is anticipated to take place within the next few months.

The signing of the Operations and Management Agreement signifies an important milestone in furthering the partnership between ASAN Medical Center and Scope Investment. Asan Medical Center will provide its esteemed services at the UAE ASAN GI Hospital, solidifying its commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare services in the UAE. Scope Investment’s vision includes exploring opportunities for expanding this collaboration beyond gastroenterology and into other medical specialties, contributing to the advancement of healthcare in the GCC Region.

Moving forward, the partners remain committed to delivering the highest quality care by leveraging state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, and a team of world-class professionals. This collaboration aims to revolutionize gastroenterology healthcare in the UAE, ensuring that patients receive the best treatment and achieve favorable outcomes.

President Seung-Il Park of Asan Medical Center expressed that “Leveraging our accumulated clinical experience and expertise, we are committed to fulfilling our role as a specialized hospital for the treatment of severely ill patients from the UAE.”

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