GE Healthcare Supports Kuwait Fight Against Non-Communicable Diseases
In Kuwait, non-communicable diseases like cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, are responsible for nearly three-quarters of all deaths. It’s no surprise that the Ministry of Health is expanding existing hospitals and developing new ones, as well as modernizing its systems in order to identify disease earlier and enable timely care.
GE Healthcare, with the support of its partner Advanced Technology Company (ATC), is serving as one of the key technology and solutions providers in the expansion and modernization drive. This work began with an agreement last year to provide technologies to three ministry hospitals, and it is extended this year with the addition of two new hospitals to the program.
In all, the five hospitals will initially provide 4,000 new patient beds in Kuwait.
“The strong partnership model to boost the healthcare sector will help achieve better patient outcomes and higher operational efficiency,” said David Mezher, General Manager of GE Healthcare Middle East.
Following an agreement announced last year, GE and ATC have been providing advanced technologies and solutions to the Al-Razi Hospital, Sabah Hospital, and Jahra Hospital. This year’s agreement involves the Kuwait Cancer Control Center and Al Farwaniya Hospital.
In addition to digital equipment for Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), GE Healthcare is introducing as part of the solutions package the GE Senographe Pristina, a major advancement in breast cancer screening that has been designed to help reduce the discomfort, pain and anxiety of a mammogram.
GE Healthcare is also bringing DISCOVERY™ MI, a PET/CT system created to help medical practitioners diagnose and stage disease earlier and better define their treatment strategies. With more novel, faster-decaying tracers, the innovative DISCOVERY™ MI helps them to push the boundaries of PET.
The Al Farwaniya Hospital project will include a new state-of-the-art hospital, an outpatient clinic for dermatology and physical therapy, and a dental treatment and teaching facility.
The Kuwait Cancer Control Center is a new 618-bed hospital that is set to be one of the largest cancer centers in the world. It will have radiation oncology, state-of-the-art hybrid and traditional cancer surgery, nuclear medicine, radiology, chemotherapy, hematology, outpatient oncology clinics and a full complement of supporting clinical and material support functions.
Those attending Arab Health 2018 can learn more about GE Healthcare’s solutions in Kuwait – and all of its technology and healthcare solution options in the region – by visiting GE’s stand #S3B10 in Sheikh Saeed Hall. This information also can be found by visiting GE Healthcare’s Arab Health 2018 microsite.