A UAE-funded cardiac catheterisation surgery unit will be set up at the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre in the Egyptian capital Cairo.
This comes following the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The 'Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Unit for Cardiac Catheterisation Surgery’ will offer free treatment and surgeries to children and underprivileged patients from the Arab world, in addition to providing specialised medical training to doctors and surgeons in the field.
Equipped with the latest technologies including robotic surgical facilities, operation theatres in the unit will have the capacity to perform 9,000 catheterisation procedures annually.
Expected to be completed in early 2024, the facility is set to train 1,500 surgeons and doctors annually to meet the growing demand for cardiac treatment.
Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of death in the Arab World, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Renowned surgeon Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub expressed his gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for the continuous support he has extended to the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre.
.@HHShkMohd issues directives to establish the ‘Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Unit for Cardiac Catheterisation Surgery’ at the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center in Cairo, Egypt.https://t.co/b21iYJczCf pic.twitter.com/cXYbUyCPR3— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) March 14, 2023