The Kuwait Ministry of Health announced Monday that GE Healthcare and its partner Advanced Technology Company will be supporting the expansion of Kuwait City's Al Amiri Hospital.
The hospital is one of nine hospitals slated to undergo major infrastructure modernization as part of Kuwait Vision 2030, the kingdom's national development plan. Al Amiri's expansion includes doubling its capacity with 460 additional beds plus adding new diagnostic equipment to evaluate noncommunicable diseases, which account for more than three quarters of deaths in Kuwait, according to the World Health Organization.
"This new contract builds on our ongoing partnership with the Ministry of Health to serve as a key technology provider in Kuwait," GE Healthcare Eastern Growth Markets President and CEO Maher Abouzeid said. "Over the years, we have installed advanced solutions that promote improved diagnostics for various MoH (Ministry of Health) facilities in Kuwait. We are committed to bringing the newest technologies that will help support MoH in achieving its goals to modernize the country's health care infrastructure further and deliver better patient outcomes."
GE's Healthcare will install its Discovery PET/CT 710 to help doctors monitor tumor development; its Optima MR450w scanner, an MRI machine with a wider, more comfortable chamber designed to increase patient comfort and minimize the number of repeat scans needed; and its Revolution EVO, a CT scanner that works at a higher speed with less radiation exposure to improve hospital efficiency and patient safety.