Wipro GE Healthcare Unveils First Locally Made CT System

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wipro GE Healthcare today shipped out the first Computed Tomography (CT) system designed and developed in India to a hospital in Pune.

“This is the first CT system to be entirely designed, developed and manufactured in India,” said Milan Rao, President and CEO, GE Healthcare, South Asia. He said that the system has been co-created by 500 different healthcare providers with 75 engineers at the technology centre dedicated to the project. GE has on hand 50 orders from across the country for the new machine.

Wipro GE Healthcare has adopted an all-round approach to growing its healthcare business in India. This includes local manufacturing, setting up GenWorks Health, a start-up company to sell products specifically in tier III cities, and also developing a skilled workforce to operate the products. The 26th product to roll out of the company’s factory in Bengaluru, the new machines cost less than ?1 crore a piece, which is nearly 40 per cent lower than GE’s comparable product available in the country till now.

The features include 36 per cent lower radiation with a smart dose, 28 per cent lower life cycle cost and half the weight of a traditional machine.

Source: Business Line (link opens in a new window)

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