The transfer of UAE soldiers for medical treatment to South Korea has kicked into gear.
Korea Health Industry Development Institute announced it had concluded the MOU for healthcare cooperation with the UAE Armed Forces last year in November.
The MOU is to develop further tangible cooperation between South Korea and the UAE Military in the healthcare industry. Thus, KHIDI will be constructing the mechanism for business cooperation with the Korean medical institutions and other related institutions as well as adjusting the workload among each party to push ahead the healthcare cooperation with the UAE Military.
Cooperation will include: Visiting Physician Program, Patient Referrals, Support and Establishment of U-Health System.
The UAE Military will be referring their patients to four Korean medical institutions. Around 400 patients will receive their treatment in South Korea amounting to more than 20 billion KRW in profit.
- Samsung Medical Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, ASAN Medical Center
- Approximately 4,000 Patients Referred to Foreign Medical Institutions by the UAE Military Annually
KHIDI President Ko, Kyung-Hwa stated, "The conclusion of the MOU is a great feat made possible over the basis of trust that was constructed through the cooperation in the healthcare industry between South Korea and the UAE during the previous year. It may also be the successful model of cooperation for the Korean Medical Industry to enter into other Middle-East Countries."
KHIDI is also working to formularize cooperation with the largest general medical service provider in the UAE, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) and Saudi Arabia's key government organizations while planning to further expand the range of cooperation in the healthcare industry with other Middle-East Countries.