Ducray Lenoir, in collaboration with Elekta, an innovative company in the field of equipment and software for cancer treatment, organized an event to highlight how new technologies can improve, prolong and save the lives of cancer patients. The event took place in front of an audience of guests from the public and private health sector.
Yunus Munga, Business Unit Manager of Elekta Africa, highlighted the different facets of this project in Mauritius: constraints, innovations, partnership opportunities among others.
The health sector in constant demand for innovation in Mauritius
In recent years, there has been a lot of investment in the health sector in Mauritius, however, it is still not enough. The small island is short of resources in terms of cancer treatment for example, and that is why the two organizing companies, Ducray Lenoir and Elekta wanted to organize this event.
The presentation aimed at identifying new opportunities that will give access to a better quality of life to Mauritians, with the help of more advanced medical and scientific solutions. Yunus Munga, highlighted the constraints African countries face in terms of awareness or treatment options.
He pointed out that “Elekta’s challenge is the implementation of a National Cancer Program. The company aims to educate the population about cancer, encourage early detection and teach lifestyle habits to prevent this disease. It also offers hi-tech equipment available for the relief of cancer patients.
Specialists in the field
In Mauritius, Ducray Lenoir is a reference in the supply, installation and maintenance of medical equipment. This specialist benefits from partnerships with internationally renowned brands. The brand has been meeting the needs of its customers for over 60 years, with impeccable quality and after-sales service.
“Collaborating with major global brands gives us access to some resources that we share with our clients. The addition of Yunus Munga from Elekta is greatly welcomed. Elekta has been a great partner for years, providing us with sophisticated and innovative solutions, especially in the field of radiotherapy. This implies a permanent and continuous technical training of our staff, who will apply and communicate their knowledge to our customers afterwards”, said DUCRAY LENOIR’s Managing Director, Patricia Cheung.
A quality staff for an impeccable service
In order to train its staff in the many different types of high-precision equipment, Elekta frequently sends its employees abroad to learn more about the various tools at their disposal and to receive further training. In line with this, Elekta recently opened its new training centre in Cape Town, South Africa. The Elekta Training Centre Cape Town was established through a collaboration between Elekta, Tygerberg Hospital Cape Town and Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). This centre has been set up to train physicists, radiotherapists and radiographers, among others.
Just like Elekta, Ducray Lenoir takes great care in training its technical and commercial teams, with the aim of always providing impeccable service to its customers. As a specialist in its field, Ducray Lenoir relies heavily on its international partners: large-scale companies such as Philips or Getinge-Maquet in the health sector, or Mettler and Thermo Fisher, in particular, in the industrial laboratory sector.