Minister of Health and Population Khaled Abdel Ghaffar has discussed in a meeting with a delegation of G42 Healthcare, the leading AI health-tech company based in Abu Dhabi, means of cooperation in health sector.
Spokesman for the Health Ministry Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said the minister was briefed on the Emirati company’s profile and its achievements in the past period.
The company has a large laboratory for analyzing 100,000 samples a year. It allows conducting genetic analyses for those intend to marry, newborn screening for the early detection of hereditary diseases, and screening for the early detection of breast cancer, colon, diabetes, heart and arterial diseases.
The laboratory also includes devices to analyze wastewater and determine epidemic-affected areas, as well as areas that contain polluted materials, chemical waste or narcotic substances.
The Minister probed with the Emirati delegation the possibility of establishing a modern laboratory in Badr City for genetic testing and water and food analyses.