Siemens donates ultrasound to Albania

June 9, 1999

The ultrasound group of Siemens Medical Systems last month donated $110,000 in ultrasound equipment and technical training to Albania in an effort to support the United Nations Population Fund in its medical care of Kosovo refugees. The Issaquah,

The ultrasound group of Siemens Medical Systems last month donated $110,000 in ultrasound equipment and technical training to Albania in an effort to support the United Nations Population Fund in its medical care of Kosovo refugees. The Issaquah, WA-based group sent two Sonoline Versa ultrasound systems to Germany, where they were reconfigured to European electrical standards before being shipped to Tirana, Albania. The units were accompanied by a senior technical trainer from Issaquah who will install the systems and train healthcare providers in their use.

Siemens Ultrasound’s parent, Siemens AG of Munich, Germany, is also making a donation, offering approximately $55,000 in medical equipment spare parts to the Macedonian Ministry of Health. Siemens AG’s donation will be delivered to Skopje, Macedonia, and will be used primarily for x-ray departments and intensive care wards.

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