Samsung Electronics push medical equipment for remote areas

Thursday, October 31, 2013

“The need for a reliable and cost effective healthcare system is the driving force behind Samsung Electronics Africa’s endeavours to bring diagnostic medical technology to remote areas and the launch of our telemedicine centres will provide much-needed relief for a large portion of the African population,” says Thierry Boulanger, Director of IT and Business to Business Solutions at Samsung Electronics Africa.

The Samsung telemedicine centres, driven by solar power technology, comprise of four rooms and can provide access to doctors and medical specialists anywhere in the world. With the exception of the cost of data, consumables for the printer and medical equipment, there are no further running costs involved making it not only affordable, but easy to implement.

Source: New Era (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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healthcare technology, rural healthcare delivery, telemedicine