GE Healthcare announces new initiatives

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Bangalore, Sep 26 (UNI) GE Healthcare, the 517 billion US Dollar healthcare business of General Electric Company, today announced a number of new healthcare initiatives that will usher in an age of 'early healthcare.' Talking to newspersons after the 'Early Health Summit' here, GE Healthcare-India president and CEO V Raja said diagnostic imaging and monitoring played a pivotal role in the early detection of life-threatening diseases such as cardiovascular and cancer.

''There is an unprecedented need in India and countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka for provision of good quality and affordable healthcare to the masses. Technological developments, that had been the preserve of developed nations till now, needed to become widely available, affordable and sustainable, if countries such as India and her neighbours are to reap the benefit of their potential,'' he said.

Mr Raja said according to WHO, inadequate health delivery and finance mechanisms that place the heaviest burden on the poor and the sick, were among the biggest obstacles to improved health outcomes.

''GE Healthcare has recently rolled out several public-private partnership projects and a series of innovative product solutions to make good quality healthcare affordable to the masses,'' he added.

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