Siemens backs Al-Tawheed Centre revamp by Iraq health ministry
German company donates medical and power equipment for health centre in Baiji, Salah ad-Din Province
German technology company Siemens revealed it had supported the Iraqi Ministry of Health’s renovation programme for Al-Tawheed Centre by delivering medical systems for the clinic in Baiji, Salah ad-Din Province, which is located approximately 200km north of Baghdad.
In a statement, Siemens said Al-Tawheed will treat up to 10,000 patients per year, with the company’s medical and power equipment to operate the clinic set to provide 24x7 access to power, fresh water, and network connections.
Siemens said it would donate medical and power equipment needed for the centre to German non-governmental organisation Stiftung der Deutschen Lions, which will support the completion of the rehabilitation programme.
Following the delivery and installation of medical equipment by Siemens, its local Iraqi partners, and Stiftung der Deutschen Lions, Siemens will provide training to clinic staff to use the medical equipment and supporting systems, with the clinic due to open before the end of 2019.
The Iraqi Ministry of Health and the Directorate of Health in Salah ad-Din Province have confirmed completion of building repair works.
Equipment donated by Siemens includes a digital x-ray, a dental treatment centre, and laboratory equipment including a hematology blood analyser, a power transformer, and other technical equipment required to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
Commenting on the donation, Siemens Iraq’s chief executive officer, Musab Alkateeb, said: “This health clinic is an important part of our commitment to the Iraqi people, and we are pleased to be working with the Ministry of Health and local leaders to return this important facility to the community.
“Siemens has a long relationship with the city of Baiji and its people, and we understand the importance of enabling access to high-quality, reliable healthcare as we work together to build New Iraq.”
Alkateeb and director-general of the Department of Health for Salah ad-Din Province, Omar Sabah Shafeeq, signed the agreement between Siemens and the government entity.
The signing ceremony for the agreement was attended by president and CEO of Siemens AG, Joe Kaeser; Al-Itkan’s Sinan Nahab, representing Siemens Healthineers in Iraq; and deputy head of the legal department at the Ministry of Health in Iraq, Musab Saeed Ibrahim.