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RAK hospital ends travel ordeal of 91 patients

RAK hospital ends travel ordeal  of 91 patients

Shaikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah completes check-ups on 91 cases that were transferred to the it from outside the UAE.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 26 Jun 2015, 12:19 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:10 PM

 Dr Myung Whun-sung, CEO of SKSH-RAK, with a patient. –Supplied photo

Dubai - Since the official opening of the Shaikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah (SKSH-RAK), the hospital has completed check-ups on 91 cases that were transferred to the it from outside the UAE.

These included 50 patients in the oncology centre, 34 in neuroscience centre and seven in the cardiovascular centre. These patients were receiving treatment in the USA, South Korea, Britain, Germany, Austria, Bangkok, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, India and Pakistan.

Dr Myung Whun-sung, CEO of SKSH-RAK, stated that all referred cases required accurate tests, which were available in the hospital according to international practices and standards.

Dr Myung also indicated that the advanced medical equipment in the hospital and the qualified medical staff contributed to the services of the hospital, thanks to the continuous support of Dr Mustafa Al Hashimi, Chief Government and International Relations Officer at SKSH-RAK.

He emphasised that these patients managed to continue their follow-up sessions here after returning from abroad. SKSH-RAK provided them the required care in neurology, cardiovascular and neuroscience. “Receiving such a number (of patients) in a short span of time proves that it has become a treatment hub for the best healthcare services in RAK.”

Patient view

The father of a child, Ibrahim Al Zaabi — who underwent an open heart surgery in South Korea — stated that his son needed continuous follow-up visits after the surgery for two months to check on his health conditions. “Therefore, we had to travel regularly to South Korea and this was very hectic. The establishment of SKSH-RAK saved us from the long trips and visits,” he said.

“We are also very proud of the high class services which are provided by the hospital and are similar to the leading cardiovascular centres abroad.” -reporters@khaleejtimes.com


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