Siemens Healthineers to supply Egypt with medical appliances: Health ministry

Ahram Online , Sunday 3 Oct 2021

Health Minister Hala Zayed signed agreements with Siemens Healthineers to supply Egypt with health appliances during her visit to Germany, according to an announcement made by the ministry on Sunday.

 Health Minister Hala Zayed

Zayed made the agreements during her visit to the main factory of Siemens Healthineers in Munich.

The deal stipulates that Siemens will supply Egypt with 162 advanced CT scan machines for use in examining coronavirus and other ICU patients.

A separate agreement provides for the supply of 80 mammogram devices to examine women using artificial intelligence technology as part of the presidential initiative to support women’s health.

Siemens will also supply the health ministry with mobile X-ray cars to serve citizens in rural villages within the presidential Decent Life initiative in addition to 54 CT scan machines for hospitals of the National Comprehensive Health Insurance system.

Praising German Siemens as one of the strategic partners of Egypt in the health sector, Hala Zayed announced that there would be joint training programs for radiologists and the German side to exchange experiences of artificial intelligence.

The minister and Siemens officials also discussed ways to document patients’ diagnoses using the latest advanced technologies produced by Siemens.

Hala Zayed headed to Germany last Tuesday in a four-day visit where she headed a delegation from health officials in Egypt to discuss ways to boost cooperation between the two countries in the health sector.

On Thursday, the Health Ministry announced that during her visit the minister reached an agreement with Mercedes Benz whereby the German automotive giant will supply Egypt with 2,510 ambulances and mobile clinics for over EGP 3 billion ($190 million) as part of the Decent Life initiative.

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