CMR Surgical — a leading global surgical robotics business — and Alameda Healthcare Group — Egypt’s leading private healthcare group — announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to improve access to robotic surgery in Egypt.
As part of the agreement, Alameda Healthcare Group will purchase four of CMR Surgical’s Versius robots over the next 4 years, with the first set of robots scheduled for installation in March 2022 at As-Salam International Hospital, Maadi.
Alameda Healthcare Group continues on its commitment to bring the latest technology in their hospitals and provide world class services to the people of Egypt. With the installation of the next-generation of surgical robots at As-Salam International Hospital, Maadi, surgeons can perform various complex surgeries with minimal incisions and better precision.
The patient will also experience less pain after surgery and shall be discharged much faster than traditional open procedures.
“We are delighted to be partnering with CMR Surgical to be bringing robotic assisted minimally invasive surgeries to our patients. The adaptability and versatility of the Versius system allows us to train a number of surgeons from a wide range of specialties on the system while continuing to pioneer the expansion of robotic surgery in Egypt,” said Dr. Fahad Khater, the Chairperson and Owner of Alameda Healthcare.
As part of the partnership, CMR Surgical will provide comprehensive training for surgeons and nursing teams across several specialty departments, including general surgery, oncosurgery, gynecology and urology, contributing to the development of a tailored medical technology roadmap for Egypt.
“We are very proud to work with Alameda Healthcare Group to bring Versius to Egypt’s private healthcare sector, demonstrating its benefits to both private and public hospitals globally. Alameda Healthcare Group has a fantastic reputation for patient care and advanced medical solutions, and we are delighted that they have chosen Versius to support them in bringing exceedingly high-quality robotic surgery to patients across the country,” said Mark Slack, the Chief Medical Officer at CMR.
CMR Surgical, in collaboration with Alameda Healthcare Group, shall also be establishing a training centre for robotic surgery to provide surgeons in Egypt and the region with direct access to robotic surgery training using the latest technologies with the help of world class professionals. The partnership will also facilitate the establishment of a joint governance committee with the ultimate goal of optimising, expanding, and advancing patient-centric care.