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Astana, Kazakhstan • 19 September, 2023 | 11:15

GE HealthCare to Launch Medical Academy in Astana this October

The American company has extensive plans to localize its production in Kazakhstan

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American multinational medtech company GE HealthCare plans to establish the GE HealthCare Academy at Astana Medical University this October, QazMonitor reports citing Akorda.

On September 19, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev met with Rob Walton, President & CEO of GE Healthcare's Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, in New York. The parties discussed the company's intentions to localize the production of ultrasound machines in Kazakhstan, followed by the production of CT scanners, angiographs, and mammographs.

Tokayev stressed that this initiative aligns with the national objective of increasing the share of domestic medicine and medical equipment production to 50% by 2025. In turn, Walton informed the President about the company's plan to establish a Centralized National Digital Archive of Clinical Images in Kazakhstan, which would simplify patient data management and ultimately reduce service costs.

Following the meeting, a framework agreement outlining the key terms of the GE Healthcare investment project was signed between the government of Kazakhstan and the company.

Headquartered in Chicago, GE Healthcare is a multinational medical technology company operating in over 140 countries. The company provides various products and services, including medical imaging and information technologies, electronic medical records, medical diagnostics, and patient monitoring systems. In 2022, the company reported revenues of $19 billion and had a market capitalization of $34.5 billion.

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