The Saudi German Hospital in Cairo (SGH-Cairo) said that it is going to pump EGP 10bn over a period of 10 years for the purpose of establishing ten other branches in Egypt.
Batterjee Holding Company, the owner of SGH-Cairo, has recently pumped EGP 1bn to open its first branch in Cairo. This comes within the framework of an expansion plan designed to bring a paradigm shift in healthcare and the medical tourism sector in Egypt and the Middle East at large.
Batterjee operates in five other countries in the Middle East, which are Kuwait, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt.
The hospital accommodates about 2,400 patients in eight hospitals across the Arab region.
The capacity of the SGH-Cairo currently exceeds 300 beds, with a targeted capacity of reaching 600 beds in the next few years.
SGH-Cairo provides medical attention to several patients from several Arab countries, including, but not limited to, Libya, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen, Palestine, and Lebanon. In Africa, Nigerian nationals came at the top of the list of patients of African origin served by the hospital, whereas patients from Western countries were mostly from Britain, France, Italy, Canada, Switzerland, the US, and Canada respectively. Chinese and South Korean nationals came at top of the list of patients of Asian origin.
Last week, the SGH-Cairo obtained a quality assurance certificate from the Joint Commission International (JCI), a US-based international non-profit organisation. It is one of the most important international institutions in the world to accredit hospitals that meet international standards of healthcare quality.
Mohamed Hablas, CEO of SGH-Cairo, said it is such a unique accomplishment since the hospital has less than two years of operation in Egypt. He considered it an auspicious start on the vision to be a trailblazer for hospitals in the field of healthcare.