Giant Turkish Medical Device Tender Postponed Again
A big tender for advanced imaging and patient monitoring devices originally had been scheduled by the Turkish Government for July 4, but it has been postponed, now for a third time, with the date set for October 31. The procurement effort, with an estimated value of about $10bn, is intended to furbish new city hospitals with locally produced high-tech medical devices, but it has been the target of controversy, and there are some speculations that it might be canceled.
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