South Korea’s AMC to set up its 1st international branch in Dubai

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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South Korea’s largest and leading hospital, Asan Medical Center (AMC) has entered into a strategic partnership with Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) and UAE-based private investment group, Scope Investment in order to establish its first branch in the Middle East region.

The agreement was signed on the opening day of Arab Health 2022, the leading medical equipment exhibition in the Middle East. Further, the agreement will lead to the opening of the Asan-UAE Gastroenterology Hospital, a first foray for AMC outside South Korea, in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) Phase 2.

According to the statement, the initiative supports Dubai’s vision of becoming a premier healthcare destination by bringing together some of the industry’s most well-known names and experienced professionals to meet the growing need for high-quality specialized healthcare services.

Jamal Abdulsalam
Jamal Abdulsalam

“This agreement builds on the long-standing strategic relationships between the UAE and South Korea across various sectors. A first for the healthcare sector, this agreement not only demonstrates our desire to contribute to Dubai’s vision by enabling healthcare excellence it also shows the growing global confidence in Dubai as a health and wellness destination. Integrating Asan – UAE Gastroenterology Hospital into the DHCC community will serve a considerable number of patients locally and regionally. The hospital will reduce the need for long-distance travel to obtain high-quality medical services.”

Prof. Joon Pio Hong, Head of AMC’s International Business Development stated that, “We are excited to launch our first hospital at Dubai Healthcare City. We firmly believe our hospital and level of care will complement the world-class healthcare services offered in the city. We look forward to collaborating with our partners Scope Investment for the establishment of the hospital.”

“Asan – UAE Gastroenterology Hospital is in line with our strategy to partner with leading healthcare providers. We have a long-standing partnership with Dubai Healthcare City, and it was a natural choice to establish the new hospital in Dubai Healthcare City, allowing Asan Medical Centers to serve patients from across the GCC,” said Mr. Fareed Bilbeisi, CEO at Scope Investment.

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