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Tuesday, 15 February 2022

Alameda signs MoU with British firm to expand robotic surgery

Alameda Healthcare will purchase four surgical robots from British medical robotics firm CMR Surgical, under an MoU signed between the two companies, according to a press release (pdf). The first of the surgical bots is set to be installed in March at Alameda’s As-Salam International Hospital in Maadi, while the remaining three will be delivered over the next four years. The value of the agreement was not disclosed.

Training included: CMR Surgical will train Alameda surgeons and nursing teams on how to use the technology for operations in departments including general surgery, oncosurgery, gynecology and urology. The two firms are also set to establish a robotic surgery training center under the agreement for the benefit of surgeons nationwide, as well as a “joint governance committee” to improve patient-centric care.

What’s so great about robotic surgery? CMR’s Versius robotic surgery system allows surgeons to perform complex procedures with “minimal incision and better precision,” according to the press release, meaning patients experience less pain and can be discharged from hospital faster.

Alameda’s on a spending spree: The healthcare provider plans to invest EGP 5 bn over the coming 3-5 years to expand its services in Egypt, it said in September.

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