EYEAFRICA TV: Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA: As African countries continues to place top priority to the health of their citizens and the development and expansion of the sector, the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands signs a seven-year agreement with Royal Philips company to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa.
A global leader in health technology Royal Philips building of the Center is expected to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia. Under the terms of the agreement, valued at approximately 40 million Euros, Philips will be responsible for the full turnkey design, construction, equipping and commissioning of the hospital location, as well as staff education and equipment maintenance for five years after completion.
The new center will be developed within the compound of the existing Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital in Addis Ababa. Scheduled for completion in mid-2020, it is estimated that the new center will have the physical capacity to perform 500 surgeries, 1,600 cath lab diagnoses, and 500 cath lab interventions once operational.