Siemens AG and Siemens Energy AG, two independent companies rigorously focused on the energy sector, have inaugurated a smart clinic in Shubra El Kheima, Qalyubia, aiming to provide quality healthcare to about 15,000 patients a year, Invest-Gate reports.
The new facility will present health services to one of the most populated areas of Greater Cairo, while also facilitating COVID-19 diagnostic services. Patients will have access to specialized gynecology, internal medicine, pediatrics, ophthalmology, orthopedics, and dentistry departments, according to the press release on October 14.
On its part, Siemens donated medical equipment, including a mobile x-ray system as well as laboratory devices from Siemens Healthineers, in addition to a digital back-up power system.
“The clinic is a collaboration between Siemens, Siemens Energy, Siemens Healthineers, and the German non-profit Global Innovation Gathering. The group donated equipment to the Egypt-based non-governmental organization Masr Bela Marad (Egypt Without Disease), which will run it,” read the statement.
Commenting on the move, President and CEO of Siemens AG Joe Kaeser noted, “This smart clinic is now a token to the Egyptian people. It will provide crucial primary healthcare services, and is the latest example of our global effort to support societies in which we operate.”
Shoubra El Kheima’s newest medical project joins other Siemens facilities that are already treating patients in Jordan, Iraq, and Colombia. The initiative is part of the company’s corporate citizenship program, which donates about EUR 20 mn (EGP 368 mn) each year for the sustainable development of the regions in which Siemens operates.