The Board of Directors of the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation is delighted to announce that Orascom Construction has been selected to create the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center in the area of Cairo on 6 October.
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The 300-bed specialized cardiac center will be built on 27 acres of land with a gross land capacity of 36.5 acres, rendering it the most prominent cardiovascular treatment and research facility in the country.
As reported by a leading daily, Prof Sir Magdi Yacoub said, “the decision to award the contract of Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre- Cairo to OC represents a milestone in the long road of guaranteeing excellence, at every level. At long last, the dream of creating an expanded world-class cardiovascular center, embodying the spirit of the Aswan Heart Centre, dedicated to serving humanity, Science, and Medicine, without discrimination, is becoming a reality. This is the direct result of a large team of people who strongly believe in the cause, with the enthusiastic support of the Egyptian, regional and global international community. I am honored and humbled to be part of this endeavor.”
Dr. Magdy Ishak, MYF Vice-Chairman, said, “The Board is delighted with our partnership with OC to complete this unique center, which was designed by Foster & Partners and Dar El Hadassah. The Board has undertaken this great investment in the future health of Egyptian people, especially our children. The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre will be a landmark for quality treatment of cardiac conditions, free at the point of delivery, a center for training & apprenticeship for future generations from Egypt and beyond, and a beacon for research & innovation.”
Eng. Osama Bishai, CEO of Orascom Construction, commented, “We are proud to be selected to partner with the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation to build a state-of-the-art complex that will provide world-class healthcare and turn Egypt into a leading heart research and training hub. Orascom Construction prides itself on executing projects that result in an immediate, tangible difference in its communities, and this project epitomizes this ethos. It is an honor to play an integral role in bringing Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub’s vision to life.”
Once completed, the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center in Cairo will provide free cardiovascular services and a patient capacity of over 120,000 per year.
It will have five operating rooms and five catheterization laboratories and a fusion center, a state-of-the-art imaging center, a world-class 5000 square meter research and engineering facility, a 4000 square meter learning and testing facility, and the Emergency Department.
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