Care Med increases competitiveness through energy efficient medical imaging equipment

Care Med Scan
Qalyubia Governorate, Egypt
Energy-efficient MRI unit
Investment Size
US$ 580,861
Energy savings
17.63 MWh per year
CO2 savings
10.2 tonnes per year

Care Med invested in energy efficiency to improve its service quality and competitiveness.

Care Med Scan is a private medical services provider located in Banha, Qalyubia governorate. The centre provides a variety of medical services such as: X-ray, MRI, Sonar 3D / 4D, CT scan and Echocardiogram (Echo).

Care Med was looking to improve its competitiveness through improving its diagnostic service quality. The centre invested in a new MRI unit that is characterized by efficient energy consumption and an improved imaging quality, in replacement of an old inefficient one. The new unit also requires less scan time, which results in less waiting time for patients, allowing Care Med to serve a higher number of patients per day.

The GEFF team evaluated the technical and financial parameters of the project, provided technical support to Care Med in the selection of best available technologies and confirmed the benefits associated with the investment. The team also provided an environmental assessment of the project impact, in addition to the economic assessment.

The US$ 580,861 investment helped reduce overall energy consumption by the equivalent of 17.63 MWh per year (26%). The centre’s reduction in their energy consumption, in addition to the benefits of improved service quality helped Care Med improve its profitability and competitiveness.

The reduction of greenhouse gases associated with this investment is estimated at 10.2 tonnes of CO2 per year, a valuable contribution to mitigating the negative impacts of climate change.

GEFF Egypt was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and is supported by the European Union Neighbourhood Investment Facility.