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Siemens Healthcare wins $70m Iraq hospital deal

Firm will supply 100 hospitals with top equipment including MRIs and mobile x-rays.

Siemens Healthcare wins $70m Iraq hospital deal
BODY SCAN: Siemens Healthcare will supply 100 Iraqii hospitals with MRIs and mobile x-rays. (Getty Images)

Siemens Healthcare, an arm of German conglomerate Siemens AG, has won a $70m deal to kit out government hospitals in Iraq, its largest single order to date in the Middle East.

Under the terms of the deal with Iraq’s Ministry of Health, the firm will supply some 100 hospitals with diagnostic equipment, including MRIs, mobile x-rays and mammography systems.

“One major result of this contract will be improved healthcare for all Iraqi people, and advanced breast cancer screening facilities for women in Iraq,” said Maurice Faber, vice president of Siemens Healthcare, Middle East.

Iraq has budgeted $3.8bn (AED13.95bn) to rebuild its healthcare sector this year.

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