Sharjah plans new $270m healthcare hub in deal with Canada

Agreement includes hospital specialising in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and a research centre dedicated to childhood illnesses
By Staff writer
Sat 16 Sep 2017 12:36 AM

A hospital specialising in paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and a research centre dedicated to childhood illnesses costing AED1 billion ($270 million) are to be built in Sharjah.

The healthcare plan is part of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service to strengthen cooperation to improve the emirate’s medical services.

The five-year renewable agreement comes as part of joint efforts by Sharjah and Canada to open up channels of investment in medical projects, exchange expertise and further advance the quality of healthcare in compliance with international standards, a statement said.

Under the MoU, the Canadian government and emirate of Sharjah will set out a range of action plans and strategies for healthcare related investment projects, it added.

Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, wife of the Sharjah ruler, said: “The MoU truly reflects the UAE’s approach to activate international relations in terms of the health sectors. Sharjah regards medical excellence as one of its primary priorities and is committed to achieving an unrivalled healthcare environment, from infrastructure and health facilities to management strategies and elite medical staff.”

Sharjah recently announced plans for Sharjah Healthcare City which will cover an area of 2.4 million square metres. The first phase of the project is valued at AED600 million, and the city is expected to be completed by 2020.

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