Diversifying healthcare options for the residents of Ajman and other northern emirates, Saudi German Hospital Group has launched their new Dhs300 million worth healthcare facility in Ajman, their third in the UAE after Dubai and Sharjah. The hospital, which was inaugurated by HH Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid, the Ruler of Ajman and Member of the UAE Supreme Council, is one of the biggest in Ajman, offering top-notch tertiary, primary and critical care. Bringing new and revolutionary technologies and facilities to the residents of northern emirates, the SGH-Ajman is addressing the gap in medical and surgical needs in the emirates.

Covering over 41,000 square meters with plans to expand vertically and horizontally, Saudi German Hospital boasts of 200 inpatient beds, the largest in Ajman, with the infrastructure and capacity to double the number if and when the need arises. The hospital also houses 25 ICU beds, a state-of-the-art Cath Lab – which covers vascular, cerebral and cardiac intervention – 46 OPD clinics, 7 CCU units, 12 PICU and 9 NICU units and a 24/7 Emergency department. The Operation Theatre comprises 4 operations rooms, 6 recovery units, 9 ICU units and 2 isolation rooms. The hospital also offers a wide range of speciality facilities including, Open Heart, Oncology, Neurosurgery, ENT, Maxillo-facial surgery, Obs/Gyn and IVF centers, Laparoscopic and Laser surgeries and trauma management, among others.

SGH-Ajman would also offer Cardiac-electrophysiology to diagnose and treat electrical activities of the heart. Moreover, it is one of the only few hospitals in the UAE to have the capacity to convert private rooms into shared rooms in case of emergencies and with a view of disaster management. Similarly, the large number of beds in ICU ensures that no patient has to wait and all his/her immediate needs are taken care of without delay.

Speaking at the launch press conference, Engr. Sobhi A Batterjee, President and Founder of Saudi German Hospitals Group said: “SGH-Ajman is our 10th hospital in the MENA region, and we look forward to a successful relationship with the residents built on trust, support and community engagement.

This is just the beginning, and in the next few years we plan to develop the Batterjee Medical City, where we plan to build Centres of Excellence, medical colleges and staff accommodation, among other features. This will add further value to Ajman in terms of creating job opportunities and providing the UAE health sector with qualified and highly efficient medical staff. The opening of this hospital brings us one step closer to our aim of constructing 30 world-class hospitals and creating 50,000 jobs in healthcare industry”.

Dr Reem Osman, CEO of Saudi German Hospitals (SGH) Group – UAE, added: “Over the years Saudi German Hospitals Group has developed a reputation of offering state-of-the-art and the best possible healthcare experience to the people across the MENA region. Today, we bring the same international standards to Ajman, particularly in the area of critical care. With SGH-Ajman, we have further strengthened our position as a key player in the UAE’s growing healthcare sector catering to both local as well as foreign patients. Our strategic partnership with German universities is instrumental in maintaining high medical standards, introducing latest procedures and training doctors on the medical trends and innovations”.

Detailing on the working of Saudi German Hospital Group, Mr Makarem Batterjee, Vice-Chairman of MEAHCO said: “Our vision is to become the premier healthcare provider and the employer of choice. To that end, we are committed to providing superior clinical services to all our stakeholders, and constantly introducing innovative technologies and measures. Our hospitals are well-integrated, with the focus on easing our patients’ visits and stay at the hospital. For example, keeping in line with the latest medical practices, all our surgical clinics have direct access to day-surgery facility, where procedure can be done within a day without hospitalisation. This gives cost advantage and convenience to patients, hospitals and insurance companies”.

Mr Sultan Batterjee, CEO, International Hospitals Construction Co. (IHCC) & Vice-President Business Development at SGH Group, commented on the UAE’s medical tourism industry and the rapid growth in the healthcare sector, adding: “The UAE is already attracting medical tourists from across the world and government initiatives are paving way for more traffic. Consequently, we’ve seen extensive expansion and growth in the health sector both in public and private domain. With quality of services at par with the West, we believe that SGH-Ajman will be just as popular with medical tourists as it will be with UAE residents”.

With hospitals in Dubai, Sharjah and now Ajman, Saudi German Hospitals – UAE, is one of the largest private hospitals group in United Arab Emirates by number of hospital beds and number of operating hospitals.