29 December 2019
The Sharjah Surgical Institute (SSI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cambridge Medical Robotics (CMR) Surgery with the aim of strengthening cooperation in training healthcare professionals in robotic surgery. Prof. Qutayba Hamid Al Heialy, Vice Chancellor for Medical Colleges and Health Sciences and Dean of College of Medicine, signed the MoU on behalf of the University of Sharjah along with Mr. Laxmikant Khanolkar, Head of Asia & Middle East at CMR Surgery, and in the presence of Prof. Nabil Sulaiman, Director of the Sharjah Surgical Institute, as well as a number of representatives from both sides.
During the signing of the MoU, Prof. Qutayba emphasized that the partnership with CMR will be one of the strong partnerships, being one of the leading companies in the United Kingdom in this field, and stated that the goal of the MoU is to provide the opportunity for surgeons to train using the latest medical technologies in the field of robotic surgery, and thus improving health care provided to patients through training courses offered by the Sharjah Surgical Institute and equipped with the latest medical facilities in cooperation with CMR and using this modern technology in the field of robotic surgeries.
For his part, Mr. Laxmikant Khanolkar stated that the partnership with the Sharjah Surgical Institute at the University of Sharjah to train healthcare professionals in the field of robotic surgery provides an opportunity to provide the best training courses and practical experience to the participants, which helps build a generation able to use this technology effectively and professionally to serve patients. By working as a team with the Sharjah Surgical Institute at the University of Sharjah, he continued, we will unleash the full potential of robotic surgery and set the healthcare professional on the best path to success in new robotic surgeries.
Prof. Nabil Sulaiman added that the partnership focuses heavily on advancing healthcare professionals and improving their way of providing healthcare through modern technologies. He added that combining CMR surgery solutions with the facilities and advanced capabilities of the Sharjah Surgical Institute at the University of Sharjah will lead to major transformative results in this field, thus improving the quality of the educational process in the Institute and providing the best training solutions in the field of clinical and surgical education.