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Qatar health expo focuses on new technologies

Doha, December 14, 2009

The ongoing healthcare event in Qatar is showcasing the latest technologies in home and hospital healthcare, many of which are exhibiting for the first time in the Middle East.

Qatar Health 2009, which has participants from more than thirty international and local companies, opened on December 12 at the Doha Exhibition Center, and will run until December 16.

The event is displaying a wide range of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment ranging from tele-thermometers to highly sophisticated CT scans.

Barzan, a medical supplies company, is showcasing the latest laparoscopic device of its kind to be used in the management of colon, pulmonary and gastroenterology diseases.

“The device uses a highly sophisticated luminary range technology for the detection of tumors and is currently in use at Al Khor Hospital,” said Thamir Fahmi from Barzan’s medical equipment department.

A therapeutic machine used for the treatment of sleeping and snoring disorders is also on display. The device, which can be used at home, is capable of storing data about a patient’s condition for up to 10 years.

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) radiology department is transforming its radiology film into a digital system. Barzan is the company supplying HMC with this updated system.

Mohamed Awadh, head of Barzan’s medical equipment department, explained the benefits of its equipment. “The digital radiology equipment digitally grabs the X-ray scan through a wireless connection,” he said.

“This significantly reduces the time required for producing a radiology film,” Awadh added.

Amongst a number of similarly state-of-the-art equipment, Al Danah Medical Company is also showing a tele-thermometer for accurate remote measurement of body temperatures.

An advanced computerized tomography scan machine – commonly know as the CT scan – was also featured, which makes 320 CT scans in a single rotation, in comparison with old CT machines that make only 64 CT scans.

“We are at the forefront in the development of medical beds used in intensive care units (ICU’s),” said Mohamed Ragheb, manager of Nasser Bin Khaled & Sons Medical Equipment Company.

“This new and innovative bed contains air cushions and sensor cells that facilitate patient’s massage and ventilation,” he explained.

The beds are used at various ICU’s within HMC. The company also demonstrated equipment used for strengthening internal and external muscles of traumatic and paralytic patients by massaging of the patient’s body, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service




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