Siemens, the Iraqi Ministry of Health and the Directorate of Health in Salah ad-Din Province have announced the completion of building repairs and the impending installation of Siemens medical equipment at the Al-Tawheed Center. The clinic, located in Baiji, has been fully renovated by the Ministry of Health and will be equipped with Siemens technology to provide much-needed medical care to residents of the province, approximately 200km north of Baghdad.
Siemens will donate all medical and power equipment required for the Al-Tawheed Center to the German non-governmental organization Stiftung der Deutschen Lions, enabling them to complete center’s rehabilitation. When complete, the center will have the capacity to treat up to 10,000 patients a year. The Siemens equipment includes a digital x-ray, a dental treatment center, state-of-the-art laboratory equipment including a hematology blood analyzer, a power transformer and other technical equipment required to ensure uninterrupted power supply.
“This health clinic is an important part of our commitment to the Iraqi people, and we are pleased to be working with the Ministry of Health and local leaders to return this important facility to the community,” said Musab Alkateeb, CEO, Siemens Iraq. “Siemens has a long relationship with the city of Baiji and its people, and we understand the importance of enabling access to high-quality, reliable healthcare as we work together to build the New Iraq.”
Following the delivery and installation of medical equipment by Siemens, its local Iraqi partners and the Stiftung der Deutschen Lions, Siemens will provide training to clinic staff to use the state-of-the-art medical equipment and supporting systems, ahead of the clinic opening before the end of this year.
Siemens has been working in Baiji for almost 20 years, since the company delivered power generation turbines to the region’s power plant. In April this year, Siemens and the Iraqi Government signed an implementation agreement for the Siemens Roadmap for the Electrification of the New Iraq, which sets out the steps to rebuilding Iraq’s power sector.