Philips to build first cardiac hospital in Ethiopia

Philips has reached an agreement with the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands to build a €40 million cardiac care facility—the first such specialty hospital in the East African country.

Scheduled to be completed in 2020, the seven-story building will include three operating rooms, two catheterizations labs and 94 beds, according to a story posted on AllAfrica.com.

The center will be developed within the compound of Tikur Anbessa Specialized Hospital (TASH) in the capital city of Addis Ababa. That hospital currently has a waitlist of more than 8,000 patients seeking cardiac care, according to the article.

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