By John Lee.
Iraq has signed contracts worth a total of $152 million with four European companies to build medical facilities throughout the country.
Sorima Hospital Development of Italy, Ermedi International of France, Viessmann Technologies GmbH of Germany, and HT Labor & Hospital Technik AG, also of Germany, will each build 19 operating theaters.
Qais Jaffar, deputy director general of imports for the State Company for Importation and Distribution of Drugs and Medical Appliances, which is part of the Ministry of Health, told Bloomberg that the theaters are due to be completed within a year from September.
The Health Ministry will announce next month a second tender for the construction and supply of another 76 operating rooms in 19 hospitals, he said.