By Neo Sesinye
Philips and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Centre
Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands, today signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialised Cardiac Care Centre to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia.
Under the terms of the agreement, valued at approximately Euro 40 million, Philips will be responsible for the full turnkey design, construction, equipping and commissioning of the hospital location, as well as staff education and equipment maintenance for five years after completion. The new centre will be developed within the compound of the existing Tikur Anbessa Specialised Hospital (TASH) in Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia.
The new specialist cardiac care centre will comprise a 7-story building covering 7,200 square meters with three operating rooms, two cath labs, 94 beds, and full diagnostic and examination suites.
Scheduled for completion in mid-2020, it is estimated that the new centre will have the physical capacity to perform 500 surgeries, 1,600 cath lab diagnoses, and 500 cath lab interventions once operational.
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Source:: IT News Africa