GE Healthcare launched a new CT (Computer Tomography) scanner that is designed, developed and manufactured in India. The four-slice scanner is manufactured at GE’s facility at Whitefield in Bangalore.
According to John Flannery, President and CEO of GE Healthcare, the product will be marketed in Tier-II and Tier-III cities in India and also be exported to many other counties in South East Asia.
As per media reports manufacture 200 units per annum and scale it up to 1,000 units a year depending on the demand. At present, there are around 3,500 CT scanners used in Indian hospitals, which is about a fifth of China’s size.