Wipro GE Healthcare is keen to invest in technologies that are affordable to all.
Terri Bresenhem, President and Chief Executive, GE Healthcare, told reporters here on Wednesday that the company has not only been expanding its presence in India for over two decades now, but investing at least 30 per cent more in recent years. “The investment is both in terms of manpower and strengthening our research and development facility,” she said.
“We are striving to make healthcare affordable to all. While most medical equipment companies that have established their presence here import close to 80 per cent of their equipment, our import component is less. At GE Healthcare, we design and manufacture 30 per cent of the equipment in India. We have a strong research team, high quality thinkers and innovators here,” she added.
Bresenhem was in the city at the launch of the Digital Radiography machine at Sri Ramakrishna Hospital here.
“This digital X-ray machine is capable of reducing the radiation dosage by about 60 per cent, and is built on technologies that make healthcare affordable to all,” said the GE Healthcare CEO.
Responding to a query, she said: “India is still an affordable healthcare destination, although there is a huge variation in pricing. We are working with both the Centre and different State Governments to improve the health care sector.”