Royal Philips Electronics unveiled its new ultra-mobile ultrasound system VISIQ to the Ghanaian market during the Accra leg of its annual pan-African Cairo to Cape Town Roadshow.
Currently in its fifth consecutive year, the roadshow enables Philips to engage in dialogue with customers, governments, NGOs and media to ascertain a better understanding of each country’s unique requirements and to develop relevant technology to support their needs on maternal and infant care.
The VISIQ is the first ultra-mobile system from Philips. It provides high quality images for expectant mothers wherever care is taking place. VISIQ exemplifies Philips’ commitment to more cost effective, simplified, patient-focused health care innovations with high clinical performance.
Addressing the media in Accra on Tuesday, Peter van de Ven, the Vice President & General Manager of Philips Healthcare Africa, said ”one of the benefits of VISIQ is that it is portable and easy to use so it’s available for expectant mothers in remote areas who wouldn’t otherwise have access to this type of innovative technology”.
”By launching this new system in Ghana, Philips continues to demonstrate its dedicated support to the Ghanaian Ministry of Health in its mission to reduce child mortality rates, improve maternal health, meet the UN Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5 and revitalize Ghana’s healthcare infrastructure,” he added.
According to Van de Ven, VISIQ is a cost-effective, easy to operate ultrasound systems.
VISIQ allows clinicians to provide ultrasound in a variety of clinical environments, offering soon-to-be parents the comfort of having regular pre-natal check-ups.
”VISIQ’s unique combination of mobility, ease of use and image quality, will enable clinicians to perform ultrasound examinations across a variety of clinical settings,” he further explained.
The device is approximately ten times smaller than a traditional ultrasound machine and with reduced energy consumption, VISIQ can also be used in community care programs in remote rural areas, for screening, triage and fetal well-being scans, all of which helps to address the critical issue of maternal and infant care in Ghana.
By: Evans Effah/citifmonline.com/Ghana