HRH Prince of Denmark, Frederik Henrik André, has visited King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre on Tuesday of 21th Jumada Al Awal 1437 corresponding to 01 March 2016, accompanied by HRH Princess of Denmark Mary Elizabeth, with the Minister of Health in Denmark (Sophie Lohde) and a delegation of officials and businessmen.
The Danish delegation was warmly greeted by H.E. Chief Executive Officer of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Dr. Qasim Al Qasabi with a group of officials in the Hospital.
The visit started with a tour of the Hospital whereby Dr. Al Qasabi provided an induction along with the history and developments of the Hospital within the last forty years. In addition, the Doctor highlighted the most important extending projects such as King Abdullah Center for Cancer and Liver Diseases, which is in the last stage of furnishing and equipping consisting of 300 beds and the new 6-levels Emergency Ward, which is on advanced stage of construction besides many other sophisticated projects.
Further, the delegation toured the Hospital heading to the Cyclotron Department (Nuclear Accelerator) in the Research Centre. After which Dr. Al Qasabi explained that KFSHRC is considered the first hospital in the Middle East to use the Cyclotron Device since 1983, which is one of the state-of-art equipment contained in the Centre, especially in producing and providing radiochemistry to all hospitals locally and regionally in order to diagnosis many complicated diseases. Dr. Al Qasabi added that the Research Center is recognized by the International Atomic Energy Agency in the field of training on Cyclotron technology aside from producing radiant pharmaceutical isotopes for medical and research uses.
Dr. Al Qasabi has also explained the advanced therapeutic and research areas, most notably the Personalized Medicine Program and Genetic Researches.
The Crown Prince of Denmark expressed his admiration of the advancement of the medical and research capabilities and technologies, wishing the Hospital more success and prosperity.
At the end of the visit, a mutual meeting was held to discuss the ways of cooperation in various common medical and research aspects along with exchanging gifts and taking photographs.