According to an interview with youm 7 newspaper , Egyptian renewed professor of Cardiothoracic surgery, Magdy Yacoub is opening a heart center in Cairo.
The laying down for the cornerstone of Cairo's Heart Center will be next january 2020 , and it will be located beside zewail city .
Its costs are expected to reach $160 million, with a capacity of holding 300 beds, 175,000 inpatients and 150,000 outpatients, which is five times more than the capacity of Aswan Heart Center.
construction for the new center will take nearly a year and half .
Yacoub was born on 16 November 1935 in Al Sharqia, Egypt . He studied at Cairo University and qualified as a doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, degree in 1957. He moved to Britain in 1962 and started a succesful career in the cardiothoracic surgery and recieved many awards and honors in both Egypt and the UK like the order of merit and the order of the Nile .
Yacoub was knighted in 1992 and awarded the Order of Merit by HM Queen Elizabeth II in the 2014 New Year Honours.