Wipro-GE Healthcare Launches First India-Made CT Machine
Wipro GE Healthcare shipped out the first Computed Tomography system designed and developed in India to a hospital in Pune, in the western state of Maharashtra.
“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 and Managing Director, Wipro GE Healthcare. He said that the system has been co-created by 500 different healthcare providers with 75 engineers at the technology center dedicated to the project. GE has on hand 50 orders from across the country for the new machine, reports The Hindu Business Line.
At approximately $0.16 million, the new machine is nearly 40% lower- priced than legacy GE product, and included in its features are a 36 percent lower radiation with a smart dose; a 28 percent lower life cycle cost; and a 50 percent reduction in weight as compared to a traditional machine.
To ensure the availability of skilled manpower to operate the sophisticated machines in smaller towns, the company has set up a skill development business section to train new technicians as well as upgrade the skills of existing personnel.