General Electric (GE) has completed commissioning of medical equipment in three major hospitals in Yangon in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the GE Foundation.
The equipment covers hospital services such as maternal and child care, emergency care, and includes incubators, baby warmers, LED phototherapy, vital sign monitors, and ultrasounds.
The equipment has been installed at Thanlyin District Hospital, South Okkalapa Women and Children Hospital, and Central Women Hospital.
This project underpins GE Foundation’s signature program, Developing Health Globally, and aims to improve access to healthcare in Myanmar, by providing technology and biomedical equipment training (BMET) at public hospitals.
“Strengthening healthcare systems is critical for Myanmar’s economic growth. We are constantly improving our country’s healthcare systems,” said Dr Than Aung, minister for health.
David M Barash, executive director and chief medical officer of the GE Foundation, “This capacity-building program delivers healthcare equipment, a structured training curriculum, and develops a pipeline of locally accredited physicians, in line with GE’s overall commitment to drive knowledge transfer, capabilities building and local job creation.”