GE Healthcare begins $25.8M project to outfit Egypt hospitals with new tech

More than 400 pieces of technology have already been distributed to hospitals across the country.
By Bernie Monegain
11:11 AM
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GE healthcare new tech in Egyptian hospitals

GE Healthcare has signed a deal designed to help hospitals across Egypt improve healthcare services. Under the agreement, GE will bring 700 units of advanced technologies to more than 200 hospitals. Moreover, the company has agreed to complete installation by the end of this year.

More than 400 pieces of technology have already been distributed to hospitals across Egypt.

The tech giant also agreed to provide training to more than 1,200 doctors, technicians and nurses who will operate the technologies.

[Also: GE to invest $500 million in healthcare and hire 5,000 software developers]

Non-communicable diseases are estimated to account for 82 percent of all deaths in Egypt and 67 percent of premature deaths, according to the World Health Organization.

Egypt’s goal is to improve public healthcare services in each governorate across the country by focusing on earlier diagnosis and treatment.

GE Healthcare will supply various technologies from its portfolio, such as diagnostic technology for oncology, neurology and cardiology, to help with diagnosis and treatment follow-up. Among other techs to be deployed include a new imaging platform to improve the quality of cardiovascular ultrasounds; and Carestation 620 an anesthesia system designed for the small 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.

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