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UAE soldiers to get healthcare in S Korea

Seoul, November 22, 2012

The UAE Military is expected to begin referring their patients to four Korean medical institutions following an agreement between the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (Khidi) and the UAE Armed Forces.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by Khidi president Ko, Kyung-Hwa and UAE Armed Forces Commander-In-Chief Mohammed Saeed Al Dhaheri is to propel forth tangible cooperation between South Korea and the UAE Military in the healthcare industry.

Khidi will play the role of constructing the mechanism for business cooperation with the Korean medical institutions and other related institutions as well as adjusting the workload among each party to push ahead the healthcare cooperation with the UAE Military.

During the early stages of the agreement, around 400 patients equaling to approximately 10 per cent of the total patients that are referred by the UAE Military annually, will receive their treatment in South Korea amounting to more than 20 billion KRW in profit ($18.45 million).

Khidi president Ko said: "The conclusion of the MOU is a great feat made possible over the basis of trust that was constructed through the cooperation in the healthcare industry between South Korea and the UAE during the previous year.”

“It may also be the successful model of cooperation for the Korean Medical Industry to enter into other Middle-East Countries."

Along with the successful closure of the MOU, Khidi is also working to formularize cooperation with the largest general medical service provider in the UAE, the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) and Saudi Arabia's key government organizations while planning to further expand the range of cooperation in the healthcare industry with other Middle-East Countries. – TradeArabia News Service

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