(CNS): World-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Devi Shetty intends to convert the hospital he founded here, Health City Cayman Islands, into an institution to train Caymanian students to become the professionals of the health of the future. Part of the original deal Shetty struck with the Cayman Islands government to build the hospital in East End, in which HCCI received a number of controversial concessions, was that it would create opportunities for Caymanians to join the medical sector.
With construction underway of its second major facility, located on the edge of Camana Bay, Dr Shetty said the internationally accredited specialty hospital will become a leading medical education facility serving the Caribbean and the world. other countries in the Western Hemisphere.
“We have an obligation to the government and people of the Cayman Islands, who have done everything possible to help establish us over the past eight years,” Shetty said in a video message on Founder’s Day. ‘hospital.
“To repay them, we will convert Health City into an institution for training Cayman Island students as dynamic future doctors, nurses, medical technicians with magic in their fingers… At some point we have to convert our entire Health City as an institute of medical education, nursing education, paramedical education.
Through his Health Explorers program, Health City offers a variety of educational opportunities for students here, and a number of staff members have been recognized for their outstanding contributions.
“Our goal is to save lives and improve the quality of life of our patients,” said clinical director Dr. Binoy Chattuparambil. “Having an incredible cadre of homegrown talent at our institution already aligns with our founder’s vision to have more Caymanians pursuing careers in healthcare and we hope this trend will continue.”