Yangon General Hospital Training Centre Made Possible by the Generous Support of Sea Lion Co Ltd Officially Opens
128-SLICE GE® OPTIMA CT 660 SYSTEM AT YANGON GENERAL HOSPITAL SUPPLIED BY SEA LION CO LTD COMMENCES SERVICE
January 5, 2014 Yangon — With the intention to help foster the advancement in public healthcare, Sea Lion Co Ltd endowed the Yangon General Hospital Training Centre located adjacent to the Emergency Building of the Yangon General Hospital.
The official handover of the facility from Sea Lion Co Ltd to Yangon General Hospital and the opening ceremony of the Centre took place at the site this morning with Union Minister for Health, Dr. Pe Thet Khin, presided over the ceremony. The Medical Superintendent of the Yangon General Hospital Dr. Hla Myint accepted the Centre from Dr. Win Zaw Aung, Managing Director of Sea Lion Co Ltd. Director Generals from the Ministry of Health, officials from medical institutions and public hospitals, management of Yangon General Hospital and other invited guests from private healthcare entities attended the ceremony.
“With the endowment of this advanced Training Centre, we intend to help facilitate capacity building and quality improvement for healthcare personnel in order to subsequently improve and enhance public healthcare system in our country. We hope our contribution will have a lasting impact on public health,” said Dr. Win Zaw Aung, Managing Director of Sea Lion Co Ltd.
Sea Lion Co Ltd bestowed the Training Centre with modern facilities valued over 210 million Kyats. In addition to hosting the trainings, the Training Centre will function as the multi-purpose venue for lectures, meetings, symposiums and conferences and is equipped with advanced audio-visual equipment and safety features. The Centre includes 120-persons capacity Ayeyarwaddy Auditorium which may be divided into two smaller rooms, Maykha and Malikha Rooms with 50-persons capacity with separate audio and video systems, on the need basis.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony of the diagnostic room of 128-slice GE® Optima CT 660 System procured through tender process for Yangon General Hospital by the Ministry of Health was also held today at the presence of Union Minister Dr. Pe Thet Khin and special guests.
128-slice GE® Optima CT 660 System has excellent imaging quality and equipped with latest advanced technologies from GE including the low-dose radiation effect on the patient.
The commencement of high quality digital imaging CT scanner in service will enhance the medical diagnosis for the public in greater Yangon area. Sea Lion and GE Healthcare has already sold 13 GE® CT scanners including five advanced 128-slice systems to both public and private hospitals.
About Sea Lion Co Ltd:
Sea Lion Co Ltd is a leading and comprehensive provider of quality products, services and solutions in healthcare, education and beyond. Established in 1997 under the Myanmar Companies Act in Yangon, Myanmar, the company is recognized as a reliable partner in the sales and marketing of premier products from globally reputable manufacturers like General Electric, Medtronic, and DepuySynthes and Ethicon of Johnson & Johnson, Teleflex, Cook Medical, Trumpf, Panasonic, Olympus and Festo. It has a diversified portfolio of product categories managed by a team of competent professional managers. Sea Lion Co Ltd is also a local representative for Bangkok Hospital and N Health Laboratory of Thailand. It invests a significant percentage of its revenue in capacity and skills development of its personnel to keep up with the high growth. Mostly young and educated workforce of Sea Lion Co Ltd receives further education and training both domestically and internationally. The company complies with local, regional and global standards and practices in business ethics and it gives back to the communities especially in health and education. Sea Lion Co Ltd is privately owned and is audited annually by a reputable accounting firm.
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