Siemens supports Egypt in the fight against Covid-19

Siemens has donated ultrasound and X-ray devices, as well as a fully-equipped intensive care unit

  
Siemens supports Egypt in the fight against Covid-19
  • Siemens donated the equipment to the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and Ahl Masr Foundation
  • Siemens is establishing a fully-equipped smart healthcare clinic in Greater Cairo
  • Employees raise donations to provide front line medical staff with PPEs through Ahl Masr Foundation

Siemens has developed a multi-phased plan to help mitigate the impact of Covid-19 and increase access to healthcare in Egypt through the provision of medical facilities, equipment and supplies. In addition to the donation of Siemens mobile X-ray and ultrasound devices to the Egyptian Ministry of Health, Siemens has also donated a fully-equipped intensive care unit with a vitally needed ventilator to Ahl Masr Foundation. Siemens is also establishing a smart healthcare clinic in the province of Shoubra El Kheima to improve access to primary healthcare services in Greater Cairo and as well help with the diagnosis of Covid-19.

Siemens has provided the Egyptian Ministry of Health with Siemens medical devices, including two compact and powerful ACUSON P500™ portable ultrasound units and one Polymobil Plus X-ray machine. These devices have helped the Ministry to accurately diagnose cases in addition to supporting emergency and critical care procedures. The three units are in use at Al Salloum Central Hospital in Marsa Matrouh governorate, Qaha Central Hospital in Al Qalyoubia governorate and Kom Hamada General Hospital in Behira governorate. 

“This is a crucial time to show solidarity and join forces to combat Covid-19,” said Emad Ghaly, CEO of Siemens Energy Egypt. “Business must serve society, and Siemens has been committed to Egypt for almost 120 years. We hope this contribution helps local authorities flatten the curve and enhance the quality of healthcare services provided to Egyptians.”

In addition, Siemens has provided Ahl Masr Foundation with a fully equipped intensive care unit (ICU) that includes an ICU bed, an emergency portable ventilator, a compact monitor, a handheld capnograph, as well as syringe and infusion pumps. The ICU unit was installed at Fayoum University Hospital. In addition to the ICU unit, Siemens Egypt employees raised donations to help Ahl Masr Foundation secure the much-needed personal protective equipment (PPEs) for medical staff on the frontline.

Aiming to further improve access to quality healthcare services in Egypt, Siemens is teaming up with an Egyptian and a German NGO to establish and operate a healthcare clinic in Shoubra El Kheima province, one of the most populated areas in Greater Cairo. The clinic is expected to be fully operational by October of this year and will have the capacity to serve up to 15,000 patients annually. The clinic will help in the diagnosis of Covid-19, as well as provide quality healthcare services through six specialized units that include gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, a radiology center, and a laboratory.

Siemens’ contributions to help mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in Egypt amounts up to EGP 10 million. This will also support in improving general access to quality healthcare.

To further support the local community during this challenging time, Siemens has implemented measures to sustain undisrupted operations while ensuring the health and safety of employees across its projects and sites, most notably at the three mega power plants in the New Administrative Capital, Beni Suef and Al Burullus in addition to the various other substations around the country. 

Globally, Siemens AG has established a worldwide aid fund to help relieve and combat the Covid-19 pandemic under the auspices of the community-focused nonprofit organization Siemens Caring Hands. All Siemens AG employees can make monetary donations to Caring Hands for this effort. Siemens AG will match every amount donated, effectively doubling any donation made to Siemens Caring Hands. The organization will use the donations to deliver aid rapidly to people affected by the pandemic worldwide.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. In fiscal 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019, Siemens generated revenue of €86.8 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2019, the company had around 385,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com 

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