Cairo: Stemming from its continuous efforts in supporting CSR initiatives and sustainable development in Egypt, Elsewedy Electric, the leading integrated energy and infrastructure solutions provider in Africa and the Middle East, has contributed in the establishment of the first-of-a-kind 3D Endoscopy Simulator Lab at Kasr Al Ainy Hospital. The hi-tech lab aims at building skills and training of professionals and surgeons at the obstetrics and gynecology department in the hospital. A number of public figures and philanthropists have contributed in bringing this project to life, with Elsewedy Electric and Eng. Ahmed El Sewedy, President and CEO, making the largest financial contribution. It is worth noting that this lab is the only and most comprehensive surgery simulation center in Egypt.
“We direct our social contributions to the development of key sectors in Egypt, and health comes as our top priority” said Eng. Ahmed El Sewedy, President and CEO of Elsewedy Electric. “These efforts are based on our profound belief in the developmental role the private sector should play, hand in hand with its economic activities. We should contribute in various initiatives that support as many Egyptians as possible”, he added.
“We believe in the importance of private sector’s contributions to support education and health, which aligns with Egypt Vision 2030” added Ms. Manal Hassan, Group Sustainability & CSR Director, Elsewedy Electric and Vice Chairman Elsewedy Electric Foundation. “This project underlines our commitment to local communities we operate in, which is why we aim to achieve national sustainable plans, by providing access to decent healthcare services to Egyptians everywhere”.
Professor Dr. Ihab Soliman-Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Kasr Al Ainy Hospital, explained that the lab has the only 3D VR hysteroscopy simulator in Egypt, which offers trainees virtual surgical training before practicing what they have learned in real-life surgeries. Dr. Ihab went on saying that VR surgical simulator is a key tool in the practical training of young doctors in the safest and most convenient manner, as the new technology eliminates any potential risks patients may experience, compared to conventional training.
“The lab provides advanced training on laparoscopy and hysteroscopy with the latest version of 3D surgical VR simulator” added Dr. Ahmed El Minawi-Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Head of Endoscopy Unit and Founder of the lab. “The simulator has special programs for tumor removal and hysterectomy, while performing laparoscopic surgeries very safely” added Dr. El Minawi while praising Elsewedy Electric’s efforts in establishing the new lab and the company’s support to other departments in Kasr El Ainy Hospital.
Furthermore, the lab will also be available for training young surgeons from other departments, including urology and general surgeons without any extra expenses. The contribution of Elsewedy Electric in this lab complements its efforts in supporting the healthcare sector in Egypt, and the company’s long-standing partnership with Kasr El Ainy Hospital. Elsewedy Electric has previously donated an advanced endoscopy to the hospital for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cholelithiasis.
Elsewedy Electric is committed to support and execute charitable and voluntary initiatives, to help solve many social issues in Egypt. This is achievable by applying a long-term innovative and disciplined approach, which contributes in the development of local communities where the company operates.
About Elsewedy Electric:
ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC (EGX: SWDY.CA) is a leading provider of integrated energy solutions in Africa and the Middle East, and a significant contributor to economic growth in EGYPT. The Company has a portfolio incorporating all traditional and renewable energy areas along with related services. It is one of the largest worldwide manufacturers of cables and meters, especially smart meters. It is also one of the regional and continental leaders in electrical contracting and manufacturing of transformers, insulators and other electrical products. With a wealth of local experience and manpower, ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC is committed to help provide the countries, in which the Company operates, with a reliable and affordable power supply. In fiscal 2018, which ended on 31st of December 2018, ELSEWEDY ELECTRIC generated revenue from continuing operations of EGP 42.5 billion and net income of EGP 4.9 billion. At the end of December 2018, the company had around 14,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.elsewedyelectric.com
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