Supporting 200+ Hospitals Across Egypt with Training and Advanced GE Technology
A top priority for the Egyptian Government is to improve access to quality healthcare for all its citizens. GE is helping achieve this by supplying 700 units of technology to 200 government hospitals nationwide by the end of 2017.
In addition, GE Healthcare will support skill development by training more than 1,200 doctors, technicians and nurses who will both operate these technologies and interpret their results.
With a focus on imaging equipment that address cancer and cardiovascular disease, as well as anesthesia equipment for surgery, the various units will be deployed at Ministry of Health, military and university hospitals. Already, more than 400 units have been distributed with the remaining units to arrive to the hospital by the end 2017.
“We are honored to play an active role with our partners to elevate the quality and availability of healthcare services available to Egyptians,” said Tamer Said, Regional Leader for GE Healthcare in North East Africa.
“We understand the country’s needs and we’re keen to provide training to help build local know-how and expertise of healthcare professionals who will operate these technologies,” Said added.
Specific technologies include the Discovery IQ PET/CT, which is GE’s advanced technology for early diagnosis and treatment follow-up for oncology & advanced scanning techniques for neurology and cardiology.
Another technology is cSound, a new imaging platform to improve the quality of cardiovascular ultrasounds. GE’s SIGNA Explorer MR delivers exceptional image quality, enhanced patient comfort and helps improve workflow and simplify operations for all types of diagnostic requirements, while GE’s Carestation 620 provides a compact, economical and easy to use anesthesia system designed to suit the smallest of spaces.
Some of the technologies provided by GE Healthcare under this agreement are being installed for the first time at the Ministry of Health hospitals, reflecting how GE’s work is having a direct and immediate impact on healthcare development in Egypt.
Today, more than 14,400 GE Healthcare technologies are deployed across hospitals and clinics in Egypt. For more stories about GE’s work to support the healthcare sector in Egypt and across the region, click here.