Healthcare services company Wipro GE Healthcare today rolled out Computed Tomography (CT) system designed and developed in India. With this, the company is eying semi urban market of India to provide healthcare services.
"We are not just making products in India; we are creating an ecosystem for such products. A special technology centre has been set up in Bangalore for this. With Make in India products, Revolution ACTs is 40 per cent more affordable compared to previous generation and 47% savings in electricity consumption.
"Also, this year, we plan to launch 7-8 product innovations in the areas of radiology imaging, women's health imaging, maternal and infant care, monitoring and connected care." said Milan Rao, President and CEO of GE Healthcare, South Asia. The company is a 51:49 JV between GE Healthcare and Wipro.
It has already registered order of 50 units across India. It has invested nearly Rs 120 crore to develop the CT system. In the last 25 years, the GE Healthcare has done a business of $2.5 billion from exports and has invested $200 million.
According to Rao, Indian healthcare is facing challenges like infrastructure, disease burden, skills, affordibility, quality and capital. With this, the company is eyeing Tier-II and tier-III markets across India. GE Healthcare has recently formed a new national network - GenWorks Health.
"We are rapidly building presence in 450 tier II-IV towns to take disruptive technologies, training and support closer to healthcare providers in a bid to give these first time users a high quality user experience and elevate standard of care," Rao added.