Kasr El Ainy Hospital Inaugurates a New Brain Stroke Unit in Egypt and GE Healthcare Provides its Latest Technologies and Equipment Training at the Unit

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Located at the Kasr El Ainy hospital, this unit will play a vital role in improving health in the city, given that stroke is the second leading cause of death in Egypt... GE Healthcare, which is equipping the unit with dozens of advanced respiratory care and patient monitoring devices, also is providing crucial training regarding the operation of this equipment to doctors, technicians, nurses and biomedical professionals.
2 August 2016
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  • The newly launched brain stroke unit at Kasr El Ainy Hospital is one of the largest free-public units to serve a wide range of stroke patients across the Middle East
  • GE Healthcare has equipped the unit with its latest ventilator and monitor technologies
  • GE Healthcare provides application training to doctors, technicians, nurses and biomedical professionals on the newly installed technologies 

GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that it is providing Kasr El Ainy Hospital with GE Healthcare’s latest healthcare technologies for the hospital’s new brain stroke unit in Cairo. This is one of the largest government owned brain stroke units in the Middle East to provide a free-public service to patients. The new unit consists of 34 beds serving approximately 50,000 stroke patients across Cairo.

GE provided (32) CARESCAPE B650 monitors, two B40i monitors and two Clinical Information Center (CIC) Pro patient monitors, in addition to (15) CARESCAPE R860 ventilators, which combine the latest technologies in respiratory care and patient monitoring with expert tools to help doctors provide tailored therapy for their patients. Additionally, GE’s portfolio of patient monitoring solutions provided to Kasr El Ainy Hospital deliver advanced data needed for timely decision-making that can help doctors and clinicians reach the highest levels of clinical excellence.

GE Healthcare also provides application training to doctors, technicians, nurses and biomedical professionals to ensure the new technologies are used according to standards to help build local capabilities and know-how among healthcare professionals in Egypt to drive a better level of care and treatment to patients.

Tamer Said, Regional Leader for GE Healthcare for North East Africa said: “We are proud to be working with Kasr El Ainy Hospital to provide technologies that can help reduce the mortality and disability rates of patients in Egypt. By providing our latest technologies to the hospital and training to healthcare professionals to use them, we are strengthening our longstanding relationship with the hospital and supporting their vision to make impact in the community.”

With the average treatment cost reaching up to EGP 40,000; this initiative aims to help in decreasing the number of stroke cases across the country. The main objective of the unit is to treat stroke patients during the first four hours of the stroke which might result in complete recovery and limit the disabilities that might occur with remaining patients.

Strokes are currently ranked as the leading cause for disabilities and third cause for death globally. Research indicates that the average number of new stroke cases reach 210,000 annually across Egypt; with approximately 50,000 cases located in Cairo. 3

GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Today, more than 14,400 GE Healthcare technologies are deployed across hospitals and clinics in Egypt. The company’s broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost.

References

1.         http://who.int/gho/mortality_burden_disease/en/

2.         Abdallah F ; Burden of stroke in Egypt: current status and opportunities WSO, Vol 9, December 2014, 1105–1108

3.         Cairo University Hospitals – El Manial Quebly Hospital

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