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FujiFilm to open first endoscopy repair unit in Bahrain

MANAMA, December 11, 2017

Gulf Markets International, a leading service provider in Bahrain, said it has joined hands with Japanese multinational photography and imaging company FujiFilm to launch the first ever endoscopy repair facility in the kingdom.

The Fujifilm Endoscopy Systems repair and training centre, located in East Riffa, will service all types of Fujifilm endoscopes as well as Ultrasound and Double Balloon scopes locally in Bahrain, reducing repair time by up to 80 per cent, while also bringing down the associated costs, said the company in a statement.

The centre is equipped with modern tools for all minor and major repairs of all types of endoscopes and state-of-the-art facilities that include workstations, washer and disinfection area, epoxy room, as well as demo and training sections for the medical professionals, it added.

The repair unit launch was held at the Gulf Hotel in the presence of a delegation from FujiFilm led by Jun Higuchi, the managing director for Middle East region, and several high profile attendees from medical and healthcare service providers from across Bahrain, and representatives from Japanese embassy.

Announcing its key investment in the debut Fujifilm repair facility, CEO Alain Arida said: "Gulf Markets International not only continues to source the world’s finest products and services, bringing top-notch brands, and innovations to our markets but also aims to venture into providing training services to national workforce in areas such as health-care, para-medical and IT sectors."

The company seeks to duplicate FujiFilm’s initiative in early detection of colorectal cancer campaign as it has been successfully implemented in other GCC countries, which has led to treatment cost savings and better life quality for patients.

Mishal Al Sho’ala, the chairman of Al Fanar Investment Group, said:"We are proud to be associated with Fujifilm in bringing this unique facility to Bahrain giving our local healthcare sector a big boost, saving both the time and costs involved in repairs."

"Having more than 40 years experience in Bahrain, GMI is now well diversified in 6 industry verticals operating across all GCC countries," stated Al Sho'ala.

Fujifilm also launched the new ‘Eluxeo 7000-Multi Light 4-LED Endoscopy systems’, benefiting doctors and surgeons in Bahrain from its multi-light LED technology providing different imaging modes such as BLI, LCI and multi zoom, using the most superior CMOS technology.

Mithil J Shah, who heads the medical business of the company in the GCC region, said these BLI and LCI modes have helped doctors and surgeons around the world in the early detection of tumors and inflammatory diseases.

"FujiFilm’s Eluxeo system is poised to become a revolutionary step in the medical imaging industry," he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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