UAE's VPS Healthcare eyes expansion in Saudi Arabia, Africa and India
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UAE’s VPS Healthcare eyes expansion in Saudi Arabia, Africa and India

UAE’s VPS Healthcare eyes expansion in Saudi Arabia, Africa and India

VPS Healthcare is expanding into medical education, partnering with the Cumming School of Medicine UC to offer a medical degree programme in the UAE

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Abu Dhabi-based VPS Healthcare has announced it’s looking to expand into new markets, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Africa and India.

Commenting on the announcement, Dr. Shamsheer Vayalil, chairman and managing director, VPS Healthcare, said: “With 15 brands, 24 specialty hospitals with a capacity of over 2,700 beds and dedicated divisions on digital health, pharma and bioscience, VPS Healthcare has rapidly grown into an operator with global appeal. The diversity and extent of the VPS Healthcare network is one of our greatest strengths, and we are committed to bringing the same quality of care and service to patients wherever we operate as we seek to expand our operational footprint to meet evolving needs.”

Dr. Shamsheer’s comments came ahead of the eighth edition of World Government Summit that started today at Expo 2020 Dubai. The summit aims to reinforce the nation’s focus on developing its healthcare and other core sectors, underscoring its capabilities as a regional knowledge hub.

VPS Healthcare, a title sponsor, will showcase the ‘Future of Healthcare’ at the summit. The forum will highlight the technological advancements and medical research contribution made by VPS Healthcare, positioning the nation as a global leader in the field.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, it is critical to establish healthcare infrastructure that is agile, proactive and focused on improving its response capacity. With a committed healthcare partner such as VPS, the UAE’s healthcare network is able to minimise external supply chain disruption threats, an issue that has severely impacted the pandemic response of several other economies. We are proud as well as humbled to be able to work alongside the UAE government, in line with its national agenda, to deliver a life-altering, world-class healthcare system,” Dr. Shamsheer commented.

VPS Healthcare is also expanding into medical education, training and research, with the recent collaboration with the Cumming School of Medicine of the University of Calgary, Canada, to offer a medical degree programme in the UAE. The program will offer its three-year MD programme for the first time outside the US and Canada, covering the latest digital health solutions, with residencies offered across VPS hospitals.

VPS Healthcare’s portfolio includes Burjeel Medical City, one of the largest tertiary-care hospitals located in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi. It offers comprehensive oncology services, including diagnostics, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and palliative care, for adult and paediatric patients. The multi-specialty tertiary care hospital and clinical research centre is the first and only European Society for Medical Oncology-accredited cancer centre in the UAE.

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