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ASWAN | Magdi Yacoub International Heart & Scientific Research Center | 80,000 patients/year | $350mn | Approved

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CAIRO – 8 May 2018: Egyptian-British cardiothoracic surgeon Magdi Yacoub announced Monday that the establishment of a new international heart and scientific research center in New Aswan will start this year, with a cost of $350 million.
In a press conference on Monday, Yacoub said that the new center’s external clinics will receive about 80,000 patients annually, adding that 1,200 highly trained medical staff members and researchers will operate the center.
"The center will incorporate a total of 420 patient beds, including 120 beds for intensive care patients," Yacoub added.
The new center aims to “serve the suffering humanity in Egypt, the Arab World and Africa,” Yacoub stated, adding that it would treat everyone for free. "It is an extension for the Magdi Yacoub Foundation (MYF)," Yacoub explained.
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Renowned heart surgeon Magdi Yacoub celebrated on May 8 the start of construction on a new center for heart disease and research in New Aswan City in attendance of Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Development Mostafa Madbouly and Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali, Invest-Gate reports.

Madbouly expressed his joy with the new project, the Magdi Yacoub Center for Heart Disease and Research, and his trust that it will be beneficial for both Egypt and the Middle East.

On his part, Magdi Yacoub called on all Egyptians and Arab people to donate for the center, emphasizing the importance of constructing the project as soon as possible to serve 80,000 heart patients.

He also revealed that the project will be built across 37 acres and it will cost USD 350 mn.

Magdi Ishaq, Vice President of the foundation’s board of trustees, said that they chose New Aswan City to ease the transportation process for the patients, especially that the city is near to the airport.

Dar Al-Handasah engineering consultancy will be in charge of designing the project, according to Ishaq.
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