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Coimbatore

GE to set up centre of excellence for skill development in city hospital

Covai Post Network

COIMBATORE: General Electric, leading manufacturer of medical equipment, will soon set up a Centre of Excellence for skill development in Sri Ramakrishna Hospital.

The proposed Centre will impart skill development training to diploma holders and Plus two pass students, GE President and CEO, South Asia Vishal Wanchoo told media persons on Saturday, on the sidelines of the inauguration of International Super specialty facility at the hospital.

Stating that skill development was one of the three major components of GE’s CSR initiatives, Wanchoo said that of the mandated 10,000 people, the company has so far trained 7,000 over a period of time.

On manufacturing, Wanchoo said that GE was focusing in the health care sector, power, aviation, solar, wind turbine and as part of Make in India, 90 per cent of Diagnostic Cardiology products were manufactured in India.

These products are also exported to seven countries to support Make in India initiative, including with joint ventures with Bharat Electronics and Wipro, he said.

The company, with lot of investments, are also looking at making Affordable Care Products, for the last six to seven years, Wanchoo said.

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