SEOUL, South Korea, Sept 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A second achievement of the twinning project, a crucial institution building instrument used today by nations for capability transfer, between Korea and Saudi Arabia will materialize very soon. The Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare said on September 24 that the Gachon University Medical School and Saudi Arabia’s King Fahad Medical City have signed an agreement to work jointly with the neuroimaging technology area.
The latest pact was made possible after the Health Minister Jin Young met on the 22nd with his Saudi counterpart Abdullah Al Rabeeah in Riyadh and signed an agreement to build healthcare information systems in 3,000 health clinics and 80 public hospitals. If the 22nd agreement is the first accomplishment of the Korea-Saudi twinning project, today’s brain imaging technology transfer deal can be considered a second one.
In addition, the two countries are holding further talks to expand the area of cooperation toward establishing a cardiovascular center in partnership with the Seoul National University Hospital, opening a radiology clinic jointly with the Korea Institute of Radiological Medical Sciences, and stem-cell technology cooperation with Korea’s PharmiCell.
The project is one of the most outstanding outcomes sought by the ministry. After several rounds of negotiations in both nations’ capitals, the deal was struck with the Saudi Arabian health ministry as well as with the King Fahad Medical City.