GE Health-Embrace to Distribute Infant Warmer in Early 2011

Friday, December 17, 2010

MUMBAI: GE Healthcare, in partnership with NGO ’Embrace’ will distribute a low-cost ’infant warmer’ that looks like a small sleeping bag to rural Indian children early next year.

Costing less than one per cent of the traditional incubators, the infant warmers can help keep small babies warm for hours.

“This product will be distributed in India initially to improve rural infant care as an alternative to more expensive warmers,” Mike Barber, Vice President, GE healthymagination said in a release here today.

“The partnership with Embrace is an opportunity to further our commitment to maternal-infant care while increasing local access and reducing infant mortality. Along with our partners, we’re addressing the specific needs of the local healthcare environment and helping to solve critical problems,” he said.

Source: The Economic Times (link opens in a new window)