CAIRO: Hala Zayed, the Egyptian minister of health and population, and Michael Hammer, CEO of the German company Siemens Healthcare, have met to discuss cooperation to support the local medical sector.
Khaled Mujahid, adviser to the Minister of Health and Population for Media Affairs and official spokesperson for the ministry, said that the two talked about ways of transferring technology to support education and training in the medical sector.
The meeting also dealt with transferring modern technology to support smart mobile clinics, project management, digital transformation and mechanization, scientific research and publishing.
Ways of working with the German company in equipping Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and providing the latest systems in handling and preserving data and information were also discussed.
Equipping the central laboratories of the Ministry of Health and its branches in all governorates with the latest technological equipment was also on the agenda.
Mujahid said that the meeting touched on the company’s support for the national project to develop Egyptian villages by covering all health units and medical centers in targeted locations, as well as central hospitals.
Hammer said that Siemens was keen to support the health sector in Egypt and provide it with technology and modern medical devices.
Hammer also expressed his keenness to cooperate with the Ministry of Health and Population, especially in presidential initiatives and national projects that contributed to the development of the health system in Egypt.