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Siemens Healthineers expands ‘Make in India’ with production of Multix Impact E digital radiography X-ray system

Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 15:40 Hrs  [IST]

Siemens Healthineers expands its ‘Make in India’ initiative with the manufacture of Multix Impact E digital radiography X-ray machine in Bengaluru. This according to the company marks a significant milestone in the company's commitment to providing better access to care for patients in the country.
According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) 2022 data, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), tuberculosis (TB), and road injuries continue to be among the leading causes of death in India. An x-ray is one of the primary diagnostic tools instrumental in diagnosing bone fractures in trauma and emergency, anomalies in the chest including infectious diseases like TB and certain tumours.
Hariharan Subramanian, managing director, Siemens Healthcare, said that this move supports the healthcare needs of the country,” with the inauguration of the facility in Bengaluru. Our strong focus on local manufacturing and commitment to patient safety underscores our purpose to pioneer healthcare solutions for everyone, everywhere, sustainably.”
The Multix Impact E is a floor-mounted system featuring all the necessary tools for easy, intuitive system operation and allows for the detection of anatomical details at low doses radiation, ensuring patient safety and quality healthcare. This being manufactured in the Bengaluru factory, leverages several years of experience in local-for-local manufacturing of mobile C-arms, CT, and MRI systems, said the company.
Tisha Boatman, senior vice president, Global Access to Care, Siemens Healthineers stated, “With the local manufacturing of Multix Impact E digital x-ray, we are making basic healthcare available in low-resource settings in India, thereby building capacities and achieving wider access to care."
Commercial availability of Multix Impact E, a locally manufactured digital radiography x-ray system for the Indian market, will enhance the general provision of secondary care for which digital x-ray is a crucial requirement.


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