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GE Healthcare’s Versana Premier: Driving Access to Affordable Healthcare in South Africa

GE Healthcare (www.GEHealthcare.com) has today announced the launch of Versana Premier for the first time in South Africa. The launch took place in multiple customer sites in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.

Versana Premier is part of the Versana ultrasound family, which comprises of solutions that help empower care without compromise, balancing capability, affordability, and reliability. This innovative system is well suited for general practice clinics, physical check-up centers, community health clinics, and other facilities offering basic medical care. A wide variety of ultrasound probes and clinical features allows healthcare professionals to provide quick and comfortable exams, see clearly, and confidently diagnose a broad range of conditions covering abdominal, OB/GYN, cardiac, urology, vascular and musculoskeletal exams.

Part of GE’s new Versana Ultrasound range, affordable care Versana Premier is easy to use and easy to own. This world-class ultrasound is designed for peace of mind and making healthcare accessible to all. It also comes with local product and clinical training to help healthcare professionals

gain comfort and proficiency with the system to enhance patient care.

“As players in South Africa’s healthcare industry, each one of us has a responsibility to lead the way in improving the quality of healthcare and support the country’s vision in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for all,” said Graham Maritz, General Manager, GE Healthcare Southern Africa.  “Through continuous investment in innovation and education, GE Healthcare is dedicated to drive access to affordable healthcare in collaboration with our partners through solutions such as Versana Premier.”

As part of the United Nations sustainable development goals, UHC means that every person, everywhere, should have access to quality healthcare. South Africa is in the process of introducing an innovative system of healthcare financing through the National Health Insurance (NHI) to ensure that everyone has access to appropriate, efficient and quality health services.

GE is proud to have established its first international office in South Africa more than 100 years ago. Through a range of strategic partnerships and localization commitments, GE is proudly supporting sustainable healthcare development working with both the public and private sectors, to help improve health outcomes for all South Africans.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of GE.

Media Contact: Annette Mutuku Email: annette.mutuku@ge.com Phone: +254701728249

About GE Healthcare: GE Healthcare (www.GEHealthcare.com) is the $19,8 billion healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE).  As a leading provider of medical imaging, monitoring, biomanufacturing, and cell and gene therapy technologies, GE Healthcare enables precision health in diagnostics, therapeutics and monitoring through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services.  With over 100 years of experience in the healthcare industry and more than 50,000 employees globally, the company helps improve outcomes more efficiently for patients, healthcare providers, researchers and life sciences companies around the world.  Follow us on Facebook (https://bit.ly/2gP6DGb),  LinkedIn (https://bit.ly/2HmLhN6),  Twitter (https://bit.ly/1i9iyVT) and The Pulse (https://bit.ly/1euEpYu) for latest news, or visit our website www.GEHealthcare.com for more information


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