Wipro GE Healthcare starts local manufacturing of its Versana Ultrasound range in India

The company’s Versana Ultrasound range which caters to OB/GYN, Radiology and Cardiology fields will be manufactured at the Kadugodi, Bengaluru facility

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Bengaluru: Strengthening its commitment to a healthier and more self-reliant India, Wipro GE Healthcare, one of the leading Ultrasound manufacturers in India has enhanced its local capability to manufacture a wide range of Versana products in India. This is as part of the company’s strategy to expand localization and strengthen the supplier ecosystem. The Versana Ultrsound range is part of the company’s affordable product portfolio and will be manufactured at its state-of-the-art facility in Kadugodi, Bengaluru.
Commenting on the announcement, Shravan Subramanyam, Managing Director, Wipro GE Healthcare, South Asia said, “With this new local manufacturing we will cut down our imports of the Versana range by half. Long before ‘Make in India’ and ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’ became catchphrases, Wipro GE Healthcare has been manufacturing ultrasounds and other medtech equipment in India since 1992. With local manufacturing we can fast-track the availability of these critical care equipment. The price benefit will also be passed on to our customers.”
“By end of 2021, the plan is to locally manufacture seven ultrasound products catering to OB/GYN, radiology, cardiology, anesthesia, emergency, and critical care segments,” he added.
This is another significant step by the 30-year-old Wipro GE Healthcare, joint venture in India t improve availability and access to quality healthcare in the country. The demand for affordable ultrasound devices is surging across the nation especially in smaller towns and this additional local manufacturing capability will help the company serve this increasing need better. Currently a Versana ultrasound device can be built in India with a 1.5-hour turnaround time owing to agile supply chain ecosystem, thus enhancing responsiveness to customers requirements.
“For healthcare professionals, ultrasound plays a critical role in drawing patient data and visualization, helping them make more informed decisions that may lead to better clinical outcomes for patients. Our state-of-the-art ultrasound machines under the brand names Versana, LOGIQ and Vivid  with its innovative technologies has seen growing demand in India especially in the value segment. These product lines will now be manufactured in the country,” adds Ashit Shah, Business Head, Ultrasound, Wipro GE Healthcare, South Asia.