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Excellence in Healthcare: Care Med’s sustainable investment in energy-efficient medical imaging equipment

Investor
Care Med Scan
Location
Qalyubia Governorate, Egypt
Investment
Energy-efficient MRI unit
Investment Size
US$ 580,861
Energy savings
17.63 MWh per year
CO2 savings
10.2 tonnes per year
Impact
Energy efficiency, improved competitiveness
Donor
EU

A $580,861 investment in energy efficiency reduces electricity consumption by 26%

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

Care Med Scan is a private medical services provider located in the city of Banha in the Qalyubia governorate. The facility provides a variety of medical services such as: X-ray, MRI, Sonar 3D / 4D, CT scan and Echocardiogram (Echo). Committed to delivering excellence, Care Med sought to elevate its service quality and competitiveness.

In pursuit of enhancing its diagnostic service quality and efficiency, Care Med Scan made a strategic investment by replacing an outdated MRI unit with a new one known for its efficient energy consumption and improved imaging quality.. The new unit also requires less scan time, thus allowing Care Med to serve a higher number of patients per day.

With an existing MRI unit that was outdated compared to current industry norms with regards to the time required to complete patients scans as well as the efficiency of electricity use to operate, Care Med considered this investment in a newer unit was not only smart, but necessary. Reducing scan time generated more income and using less electricity to operate reduced operational costs; a win-win situation.

AS part of the benefits offered under the GEFF program, the GEFF Project Consultant helped Care Med in evaluating the technical, financial and environmental parameters of this investment in the best available technologies.

This US$ 580,861 investment helped reduce overall energy consumption by the equivalent of 17.63 MWh per year or 26% below their pre investment l  consumption. This reduction not only translated into significant cost savings but also contributed to improved service quality, thereby enhancing Care Med’s 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.

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