Sea Lion Endows Yangon General Hospital Training Centre

Yangon General Hospital Training Centre Made Possible by the Generous Support of Sea Lion Co Ltd Officially Opens


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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GE to Supply Advanced Medical Equipment for Two Myanmar Hospitals

•  GE to supply the Optima CT 660 with ASiR technology to Bahosi Hospital and the Innova IGS 530 Cardiovascular and Interventional Imaging System to Pun Hlaing Hospital

•  U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment , Robert Hormats, and U.S. Under  Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Francisco Sanchez, witness the signing of agreements.

Myanmar, July 14, 2012:  GE Healthcare’s national dealer Sea Lion Co Ltd., signed today Sale and Purchase Agreements with the Bahosi and Pun Hlaing hospitals in Yangon to provide advanced GE medical equipment.

GE Healthcare will supply Bahosi Hospital, a leading private hospital in Yangon, the 128-slice GE Optima CT 660 with ASiR technology, a Computed Tomography system which reduces radiation dose up to 40% with no compromise to image quality.

The Pun Hlaing private hospital purchased the GE Innova IGS 530 Cardiovascular and Interventional Imaging System (Cath. Lab), an advanced interventional imaging system from GE.

U.S. Under  Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment , Robert Hormats, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Francisco Sanchez and U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell were present at the signing ceremony organized to coincide with the US-ASEAN Business Council meeting in Yangon over the weekend.

Representing Bahosi Hospital were its Managing Director Dr. Kyin Tun and its Patron/Founder Prof. Thein Thein Myint . Chairman of SPA/FMI Co. Ltd U Theim Wai @ Mr. Serge Pun and Hospital Administrator Dr. Ye Moe Myint represented Pun Hlaing Hospital.

GE CEO of ASEAN Stuart Dean said today, “The purchase is good news for our Myanmar operations. The investment in healthcare by both hospitals makes our imaging and scanning machines more accessible in Yangon and nearby towns. We hope to see similar investments made by more hospitals here, in line with government plans to raise healthcare standards in the country.”

“The recent granting by the U.S. Government of licenses to operate will enable us to fast track our plans to establish an office here in Yangon and execute our strategies, mainly in the energy and healthcare sectors. We are delighted with this latest development,” he added.

Sea Lion Managing Director Dr. Win Zaw Aung said his company hoped to play an active role in working with the medical sector to improve the quality of private and public healthcare services in the country.

“GE is a strong name in leading medical technology here and we are pleased to work with GE to tap new opportunities in the local market. Sea Lion has always been committed to ethical, socially responsible, and transparent business practices, and with GE we share a strong partnership,” he added.

Optima CT660 is planned to be installed at Bahosi Hospital in mid-August. Pun Hlaing Hospital is expecting to receive Innova IGS 530 in September 2012.

About GE Healthcare:

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About Sea Lion Co Ltd:

Sea Lion Co Ltd is a leading and comprehensive provider of quality healthcare products and services in Myanmar. In January 2012, Sea Lion Co Ltd was awarded official national dealership for GE Healthcare’s products and services.