Samsung Electronics South Africa has officially unveiled its expansion plans in the African health care sector by adding the Samsung Health & Medical Equipment business portfolio.
Samsung’s aim is take over the global healthcare unit by bringing together its expertise in electronics and IT technologies for an improved and more complete healthcare experience.
“Given the success of Samsung Health & Medical Equipment in other markets, we are able to share this knowledge and expertise with medical practitioners and patients in South Africa and drive a better and more complete healthcare experience,” said Manoj Bhoola, Business Leader for Business to Business at Samsung Electronics. “Our objective, as a world technology leader, is to equip healthcare providers with the tools they require to offer patients the best possible care. Our continued interest and investment in the healthcare sector will assist us in reaching our overall global growth goals and our 2020 vision.”
Internationally, the electronics company has been acknowledged as being the most efficient in chip, video imaging and mobile device markets. Merging with their capabilities that are well suited to undertake and manage remote analysis.
The Samsung Health & Medical range will incorporate digital radiography, in-vitro diagnostics and ultrasound. “The products within the three categories have digital capabilities that enable the results to be immediately transmitted to a specified location, anywhere in the world. This is extremely important in the South African context as it allows residents living in remote areas to visit a mobile telemedicine clinic and have their medical images examined by specialists anywhere around the globe,” adds Bhoola.
Various models are available in each of the product ranges. The digital radiology equipment includes ceiling mounted, free standing and mobile versions for use in a number of locations. The ultrasound equipment is perfect for use in obstetrics, gynaecology, cardiology and general surgery practices while the in-vitro clinical chemistry blood analysis provide accurate test results in seven minutes.
“We have a dedicated business unit and resources to head up our Healthcare division. We are currently in the process of seeking specialized distributors with unique and specialized skills, in terms of service management and diagnostics, to ensure we can successfully bring these solutions to the South African market,” Bhoola points out.