HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim al-Thani inaugurated Monday the Korean Medical Centre (KMC) at Lusail City.

Following the inauguration he toured the facilities and was briefed on the KMC's specialist departments and centres by medical director and head of executive health Dr Lee Sunpyo and other officials.

HE the Minister of Municipality Abdullah bin Hamad bin Abdullah al-Attiyah and Korean ambassadorto Qatar Joon-Ho Lee attended the inauguration, as did Estithmar Holding Group chairperson Mohamad Moutaz al-Khayyat, Estithmar vice-chairperson and president Ramez al-Khayyat, Estithmar chief executive Mohamed Badr al-Sada, and members of Estithmar Holding's board of directors.

Elegancia Healthcare chief executive Joseph Hazel and KMC general manager Dr Ahmed al-Kalla also attended the inauguration.

The KMC brings together four most sought-after Korean healthcare providers – namely Asan Medical Centre, J K Medical Group, Seoul Ahnkang Hospital and Lime Tree Dental Hospital – under one facility.

“After the successful collaboration between The View Hospital and Cedars-Sinai, as well as Estithmar Holding’s impressive extension of operations in Algeria and Iraq, we are honoured to have HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim al-Thani officially inaugurate the Korean Medical Centre,” Moutaz al-Khayyat said.

“South Korea has been a global leader in healthcare thanks to its effective and specialised healthcare system that continues to achieve remarkable results,” said Ramez al-Khayyat. “Therefore, our strategy when establishing the Korean Medical Centre is to attract the most prominent healthcare providers in Korea to provide the most exceptional healthcare experience in Qatar and the region.”

The KMC comprises seven integrated and comprehensive centres: the Executive Health Centre; the Spine & Joint Centre; the Pain Management, Rehabilitation, Korean Medicine Centre; the Fertility Centre; the Beauty and Wellness Centre; the Dental Centre; and the Primary Care Centre.

During a media tour of the newly opened facility, general manager Dr al-Kalla highlighted that for the first time in the world, the KMC has brought four completely different Korean entities under one roof.

“Asan Medical Centre will offer its major services at the KMC, and we have three affiliated sectors under the Asan Medical Centre,” he said.

“The Asan Medical Centre offers the Executive Health Centre that comes with customised and comprehensive packages and offers personalised healthcare not offered anywhere in the world except in Korea, and now at the KMC,” Dr al-Kalla said. “It also offers the Spine & Joint Centre, which focuses on non-invasive techniques in addition to the stem cell therapy injections of the knee.”

“Asan Medical Centre is also associated with our Fertility Centre, as it has perfected the way of addressing IVF (in vitro fertilisation) to increase the success rate of the procedure,” he continued.

“They cater to the most complex cases with very high success rate.”

The J K Medical Group, according to Dr al-Kalla, is ranked first in plastic surgery in Korea, focuses on the stem cell therapy, anti-aging and regenerative medicine and wellness.

“Lime Tree Dental Hospital is our affiliated partner in our dental department, with focus on perfecting the orthodontics cosmetic technique which we have been able to replicate in our centre in the KMC,” he said. “This covers paediatrics to adult patients with our in-house state-of-the-art dental laboratory.”

The official said that Seoul Ahnkang Hospital focuses on pain management.

He said the technique of FIMS procedure for pain management is available nowhere except in Korea and now at the KMC.

FIMS stands for Fluoroscopy Guided Interventional Musculoskeletal Adhesiolysis and Nerve Stimulation.

“We have been able to bring technologies that were offered only in Korea and now available at the KMC, and for the first time in the region,” he said.
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