GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) has appointed Al-Jeel Medical & Trading Company (Al-Jeel), a leading healthcare solutions provider, as an authorized distributor for its Life Care Solutions portfolio of products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
GE Healthcare’s Life Care Solutions (LCS) develops medical devices that help sustain life and support patient care in every setting throughout the hospital, from anesthesia delivery systems to ventilators and patient monitoring. LCS also offers a series of technologies for maternal and infant care, including infant warmers and incubators.
The agreement was signed by Abdulghani El-Ajou, Chairman of the El-Ajou Group, under which Al-Jeel Medical operates; and Jalil Juha, President & CEO of GE Healthcare Saudi Arabia, at Al-Jeel’s headquarters in Riyadh.
Commenting on the agreement, Abdulghani Marwan El-Ajou, Managing Director of Al-Jeel Medical & Trading Co, said: "Al-Jeel and GE have a shared vision of increasing access to high-quality care for patients, reducing recovery times and elevating patients’ quality of life, helping drive productivity in Saudi Arabia’s healthcare sector by transferring knowledge and providing transformational medical technologies that ultimately will help reduce the healthcare bill. Our partnership with GE will provide the Saudi healthcare sector with value proposition and integrated solutions that help address healthcare needs identified in line with the National Transformation Program (NTP). Al-Jeel is proud to contribute to the goals of Saudi Vision 2030.”
Jalil Juha, President & CEO of GE Healthcare in Saudi Arabia, added: “We are pleased to expand the availability of our life care solutions portfolio to patients and physicians across the Kingdom through Al-Jeel’s exceptional network, built on the critical foundation of market expertise and a strong reputation. Robust partnerships with respected distributors like Al-Jeel further our efforts to support public and private healthcare sector providers, bringing the best of GE’s healthcare capabilities and expertise to the Kingdom.”
Hisham Al Bahkali, President & CEO, GE Saudi Arabia & Bahrain, said: “Saudi Arabia is a key market and GE is proud to support its continuous growth. Al Jeel, an established, well-known healthcare solutions provider offers GE the added coverage, scale and specialization needed to meet the growing demands of local healthcare providers and patient needs across the Kingdom. Such partnerships complement and strengthen the realization of the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 in providing quality and accessible medical care for all.”
As part of the distribution agreement, GE Healthcare will maintain a direct LCS task force to support Al Jeel’s commercial activities on-the-ground, and will continue to manage installations, technical services and post-sales technical support.
Al-Jeel Medical & Trading Co. operates out of five main branches, and 19 after-sales service and support offices across the Kingdom. Al-Jeel helps address healthcare providers’ needs at over 1,500 points of service via a team of 580 highly qualified and trained experts in all medical disciplines, reflecting the clinical environment, ensuring knowledge transfer and continuous medical educational support. Al-Jeel has actively paved the way for young male and female Saudis to build their careers via its career development pathway, investing in the career growth of its people.
GE has a history of over 80 years in the Kingdom is a fully committed partner supporting sustainable healthcare in Saudi Arabia. Healthcare services in the Kingdom are witnessing significant change, led by the Saudi Vision 2030 and the National Transformation plan, which envisage a greater role for private sector providers in healthcare delivery and aim to boost investment in primary healthcare through innovative business models such as digitization. GE has been working diligently to secure new channel partners to expand its footprint to bring the best of the company’s scale and operations to serve as a strategic partner to the Ministry of Health.