Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation Board announces the selection of Orascom Construction to build the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center in the 6th of October City in Cairo, Invest-Gate reports.
The 300-bed specialized cardiac center is to be built on 27 acres with a total land capacity of 36.5 acres, making it the largest specialized facility for cardiovascular treatment and research in the region.
Sir Magdi Yacoub states, “the decision to award the contract of Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center- 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 Center, dedicated to serve humanity, Science and Medicine, without discrimination, is becoming a reality. This is the direct result of the efforts 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, says, “The board is delighted with our partnership with OC to complete this unique center, which was designed by Foster & Partners and Dar El Handasah. The Board has undertaken this great investment in the future health of Egyptian people specially our children. The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center will be a landmark for quality treatment of cardiac conditions, free at the point of delivery, a center for training and apprenticeship for future generations from Egypt and beyond, and a beacon for research and innovation.”
Eng. Osama Bishai, CEO of Orascom Construction, comments, “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 a direct, tangible difference on 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.”
The Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Center upon completion offers free-of-charge cardiovascular services and has a patient capacity of over 120,000 annually. It is a host of five operating rooms and five catherization laboratories including a hybrid room, a state-of-the-art imaging centre, a world-class 5,000 sqm research and innovation laboratories, a 4,000 sqm education and training facility, as well as an Emergency Department.