MEDSI and Korea's largest telecommunications company KT Corporation agreed on cooperation

The MEDSI Group of Companies, the leading nationwide network of private clinics providing a full range of medical services from initial healthcare and emergency medical care to high-tech diagnostics, complex surgical interventions and rehabilitation, and the largest telecommunications company in the Republic of Korea KT Corporation have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of healthcare.

In partnership, which develops previously reached agreements on cooperation between Public Joint Stock Financial Corporation Sistema, which investment portfolio includes MEDSI, and KT Corporation, a joint project is planned to be implemented in the Russian Federation to create a network of innovative diagnostic centers, where patients will have access to a wide range of check -up programs. The level of medical care in the clinics will meet the cutting edge world standards for diagnosing and treatment.

In the new health facilities, which will be from 1,500 to 3,000 square meters, patients will have a chance to take a wide range of express examinations - from complex general examinations to the specialized ones. The opening of the first 2 centers in Moscow and Vladivostok is planned for the next year.

«KT is expecting a great synergy by combining vast medical infrastructure and abundant know-hows of MEDSI with medical DX solution of KT, which is the DX (Digital Transformation) leader of Korea « and added “ KT would like to contribute to help the Russian people to have a more healthy life by spreading our checkup center through a “Healthcare Belt” which will be a connection of major cities including Moscow and Vladivostok in which KT is planning to spread its checkup service», commented Mr. Yun, head of KT Group.

Further cooperation includes a visit by MEDSI delegation to the Republic of Korea to get more familiar with the work of the Korean check-up diagnostic centers. MEDSI doctors will be able to receive additional professional training on the basis of both the Korean clinics and the MEDSI medical centers.

“The introduction of best practices and modern technologies for rapid diagnosis has always been a priority for MEDSI. We study the best international practices and actively use them in our Competency Centers. Strategic partnership with the Korean colleagues, whose experience is widely known worldwide for their high standard of medical care, will improve the quality of diagnostics and treatment in various specialties and make modern technologies even more accessible to patients,” commented Elena Brusilova, President of JSC MEDSI Group of Companies.

As part of their visit to the capital, the Korean delegation visited the new Multifunctional Medical Center MEDSI on Michurinsky Prospekt, which has welcomed its first patients earlier this year. Representatives of KT Corporation highly appreciated the level of medical equipment of the clinic, the uniqueness of the MEDSI Competency Centers, the modern and technological approach to patients’ treatment and safety. The Korean delegation paid special attention to the possibilities of specialized diagnostics in MEDSI clinics.

KT Corporation is the first and largest telecommunications company in the Republic of Korea, founded in 1885 and operating in the field of information and communication technologies for more than 135 years. It is a diversified investment holding company that combines such business areas as media, healthcare, real estate, finance and energy. One of the priority areas for the company's business development is innovation in digital business and in the field of biological health.

At the end of 2021, Sistema signed an agreement with KT Corporation on cooperation in the field of healthcare and high technologies.

The MEDSI Group of Companies includes 91 clinics around Russia. That includes 41 clinics in Moscow and the Moscow Region (primary healthcare clinics, clinical diagnostic centers, children's clinics, hospitals, SmartLab digital clinics) and 50 clinics in other regions of Russia. The MEDSI Group of Companies assets also include medical wellness, a health resort and ambulance service. The MEDSI staff involves more than 4,000 doctors. The revenue of MEDSI Group of Companies in 2020 was 25 billion rubles.

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