18 May 2013
COIMBATORE: GE Healthcare today kicked off its first healthcare technology experiential lounge on wheels +Mission Healthier India+ in the city.
The mission was aimed at introducing high-end technology to hospitals, nursing homes and clinics in 50 towns of Tamil Nadu at their doorsteps and to create awareness on the usage of technology in early detection of diseases, S Ganesh Prasad, Director Ultrasound, GE Healthcare South Asia, said.
Built at a cost of Rs. 40 lakh, with equipment like ECG, scan, critical tools and infant care technologies, the lounge would provide a closer view of technologies that can aid three key care areas that small towns and villages are challenged with–women and maternal infant health, cardiac diseases and critical care, Prasad said.
Flagged off by Mayor S M Velusamy, the specially designed vehicle which would allow clinicians and public to experience GE’s “advanced and affordable” technologies at their doorsteps, Ashuthosh Banerjee, General Manager, Life Care Solutions, GE Healthcare, said.
Experts from the company will provide hands-on demonstrations on usage of these advanced medical technologies, he said.