By John Lee.
Japanese precision equipment maker Shimadzu has won ¥1.5-billion ($17-million) worth of contracts from the Iraqi government.
Japan Times reports that the machines — 106 for stomach X-rays and 27 for chest examinations — will be installed at public hospitals in Iraq from February.
With the country expected to build new hospitals and renew medical equipment, Shimadzu said it aims to further expand its sales to Iraq.
The Kyoto-based company set up an office in Baghdad in 1978, becoming the first Japanese medical equipment maker to establish a presence in the country, but had to pull out in 1990 as the Gulf War started to loom, but it resumed business in the country in 2003 through a local agency.
(Source: Japan Times)