YANGON, July 14 (Xinhua) -- GE Healthcare of the United States will supply advanced medical equipment for two leading private hospitals in Myanmar, according to the GE healthcare Products and Services Saturday.
On the sidelines of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council meeting in Yangon, GE Healthcare's national dealer Sea Lion company signed sale and purchase agreements with the Bahosi and Pun Hlaing hospitals at the Sedona hotel here, witnessed by U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Robert Hormats, U.S. Under Secretary of State of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sanchez and new U.S. ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell.
"The investment in healthcare by both hospitals makes our imaging and scanning machines more accessible in Yangon and nearby towns. We hope to see similar investments made by more hospitals here, in line with government plans to raise healthcare standards in the country," GE CEO of ASEAN Stuart Dean said.
"The recent granting by the U.S. government of licenses to operate will enable us to fast track our plans to establish an office here, mainly in energy and healthcare sectors."
Sea Lion Managing Director Dr. Win Zaw Aung said his company hoped to play an active role in working with the medical sector to improve the quality of private healthcare services in the country and they are pleased to work with GE to tap new opportunities in the local market.
GE Healthcare, which is a unit of General Electric Company, provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care.
Sea Lion Co Ltd is a leading and comprehensive provider of quality healthcare products and services in Myanmar and it was awarded national dealership for GE Healthcare's products and services in January this year.
Obama Administration announced further easing of sanctions on Myanmar on July 11, allowing U.S. companies to do business and invest in Myanmar as the first U.S. ambassador Derek Mitchell took office in Yangon in 22 years.