GE (NYSE: GE), the world’s leading Digital Industrial Company recently equipped Nigeria’s first Breast & Gynaecology Centre with state-of-the-arts medical machineries. The centre was unveiled recently in Lagos. General Manager, GE, Healthcare in West & Central Africa, Eyong Ebai throws more light on why GE chose to fully equip the centre.
“We are delighted to play a major role in the history of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and healthcare in Nigeria as the first-of-its-kind healthcare centre in Nigeria was unveiled. At GE Healthcare, we develop holistic interventions that link care from home to the hospital. Our solutions are aimed at improving clinical quality and improving patient outcomes amongst other things.” “Equipping the Breast & Gynaecology Centre at Reddington with these integrated solutions will help healthcare providers at the Centre deliver better holistic healthcare for more women” he added.
The Centre, is one of the few dedicated women’s healthcare centres in Nigeria and First 3D Auto-Ultrasound Breast Centre in the broader Sub Saharan Africa environs. It will provide women with the full continuum of women’s healthcare including primary women’s healthcare, gynaecology (including infertility), endocrinology and bone disease, breast care (including breast wellness physicians, breast surgeons, breast plastics surgeons, breast radiologists, breast pathologists) amongst several other women’s healthcare services.
GE Healthcare is the primary supplier of equipment for the Breast & Gynaecology Centre which will be equipped with cutting edge GE technology for mammography, ultrasound and other women’s health related procedures. These technologies will help drive excellence in preventive screening and quality healthcare for women both in Nigeria and the rest of the continent. GE partnered with Reddington Hospital Group.
This partnership with Reddington Group reaffirms GE Healthcare’s commitment to achieving the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Sustainable Development Goal Three – by improving access to affordable healthcare, specifically for women.
The Medical Director of the Breast and Gynaecology Centre, Dr. Charles Iwuala made remarks at the launch event saying “Reddington is happy to work with GE, a long-term partner on another project aimed at providing Nigerians with access to quality healthcare, in this particular case, women.” He further commented saying “GE Healthcare technology will help the centre provide advanced, high quality, personalized, restorative, wellness and aesthetic care to women at all stages of their life.”
The official launch event of the Reddington Centre for Women’s Health was well attended by several VIPs including Dolapo Osinbajo, the wife of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Toyin Ojora-Saraki, the wife of President of the Senate of Nigeria, Senator Bukola Saraki; and the first ladies of the Governors of Lagos, Ondo, Oyo and Ogun States.