Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Philips Foundation, together with Philips Middle East and Turkey, will provide medical equipment to the Lebanese Red Cross and Emergency Medicine Association of Turkey to support the prevention, monitoring and treatment of conditions caused by COVID-19 in the most affected regions in Lebanon and Turkey.
The contributions will allow humanitarian organizations in both Turkey and Lebanon to equip healthcare facilities and services with essential medical equipment, such as mobile ultrasound. Ultrasound devices can be used in a variety of environments, including emergency services such as ambulances and makeshift hospitals, to detect and monitor disease progression – by scanning for lung abnormalities consistent with COVID-19 imaging markers – or possible cardiac complications.
“At Philips, as a health technology company, we see ourselves as a partner, supporting health systems and improve people’s lives,” said Ozlem Fidanci, CEO of Middle East and Turkey, Philips. “Together with the Philips Foundation, we are making an important contribution in the fight against COVID-19 in Lebanon and Turkey. We believe collaboration with local humanitarian organizations in both countries will benefit communities in accelerating access to critical care for the people who need it the most,’’ she added.