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Italian, French, German Companies to Install Iraq Surgical Rooms

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Aug. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Iraq signed contracts worth a total of $152 million with Italian, German and French companies to build and supply 76 operating rooms at 19 hospitals across the country, a Health Ministry official said.

Sorima Hospital Development of Italy, Ermedi International of France, and Germany’s Viessmann Technologies GmbH and HT Labor + Hospital Technik AG will each build 19 operating rooms, Qais Jaffar, deputy director general of imports for the State Co. for Importation and Distribution of Drugs and Medical Appliances in the Health Ministry, said in an interview in Baghdad today. The operating rooms are due to be completed within a year from next month, he said.

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.

To contact the reporters on this story: Khalid Al-Ansary in the Baghdad through the Dubai newsroom at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Stephen Voss at sev@bloomberg.net