Facility will treat up to 15,000 patients a year, and will feature Covid-19 diagnostic services
Siemens AG and Siemens Energy AG has announced the inauguration of a smart clinic near Cairo in the Shoubra El Kheima province, that will provide quality healthcare to about 15,000 patients a year.
According to a statement from Siemens AG, the clinic will provide medical services to one of the most populated areas of Greater Cairo, as well as facilitate Covid-19 diagnostic services. Patients will have access to specialised gynaecology, internal medicine, paediatrics, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, and dentistry departments, it added.
Siemens also donated medical equipment, including a mobile x-ray system, ultrasound, and laboratory devices from Siemens Healthineers, as well as a digital back-up power system, the statement added.
While attending the launch, earlier this week, Joe Kaeser, president and CEO of Siemens AG, said: “Our mega power project, executed in close partnership with Egypt, is the benchmark for many countries in the world. This is where performance, dedication and societal service have come together in a unique way.”
“This smart clinic is now a token to the Egyptian people. It will provide crucial primary healthcare services, and is the latest example of our global effort to support societies in which we operate,” he added.
The Egypt Smart Clinic joins other Siemens facilities that are already treating patients in Jordan, Iraq, and Colombia. The initiative is part of the company’s corporate citizenship program, which donates about $23 million annually to further the sustainable development of the regions in which Siemens operates, the company said.
The clinic is a collaboration between Siemens, Siemens Energy, Siemens Healthineers and the German non-profit Global Innovation Gathering.
Geraldine de Bastion, founder and CEO of GIG – Global Innovation Gathering, said: “This smart clinic is an example of participatory and inclusive development where all partners worked together for a common goal, to improve access to health at a time when it’s needed even more – and thus contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.”